High-Intensity Child

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High-Intensity Child? What’s That?

A High-Intensity Child – also known as a High-Need, Highly-Sensitive, High-Demand, or Spirited Child – is a child who is… well, difficult. Plainly put, these are all different labels attempting to categorize and describe a particular temperament. I chose to use “High-Intensity” because I feel it better encompasses the feelings around parenting such a child.

So, what characterizes a High-Intensity Child?

A High-Intensity child needs MORE of everything than one would expect from a typical child: More attention, more help sleeping, more emotional connection, more patience, more stimulation, more understanding, more… more, more, more.

For a list of characteristics and a good explanation, click here:

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