Parenting Without Power Struggles

Raising joyful, resilient kids while staying calm and connected

My Sensitive Daughter Gets Her Feelings Hurt Easily

Highly sensitive children find it harder to handle life's ups and downs. Be gentle with your daughter while helping her learn cognitive tools that she can use when she jumps to conclusions about life events or social interactions that leave her feeling victimized or overwhelmed. Read More


I was born a highly sensitive child, and unfortunately lived with verbal and physical abuse. For a sensitive child that is a doouble-whammy......still sensitive.

Personality disorder

Your sensitive daughter is a budding borderline. When she is in her 20s she will be a nightmare.

I was a highly sensitive

I was a highly sensitive child, and I cannot tell you how many times I heard "You're overreacting," or "You're just too sensitive." I now have my own HS child, and I am so grateful to feel more equipped to care for him.

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Susan Stiffelman is a family therapist and the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected



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