The most important thing for parents to do as their child gets older is to keep the lines of communication open. This usually breaks down when parent(s) become resistant to knowing what is going on with their child. This is often because they are more focused on the child being loyal to the family rather than what the child is experiencing outside the family.
When the child goes to school, he finds out that the rest of the world is different than his family. This creates conflict. He creates a dual life in which he is one way with his family and another with his friends. He feels like he has betrayed his family. He stops sharing with his parents what he is doing outside the family. And the parents do not want to look at the
Being sensitive often makes people nervous. They have to pay more attention to what they say around you. And more aware of how they affect you- and by extension how they affect other people. Being called too sensitive usually means that the person is not comfortable with how sensitive you are. So it might be more honest for them to to say, "You are too sensitive for me."
I always wondered, if sensitive is feeling things deeply, how can you be too sensitive? Perhaps you can take things too personally, but technically that is not too sensitive.
Someone saying you are too sensitive shifts the issue onto
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I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.