[55] Supporting a Highly Sensitive child in their education with Kathryn Pearson

supporting a highly sensitive child in their education with Kathryn Pearson


A long day of studying or working can leave us exhausted. For particularly sensitive individuals, this can leave them overwhelmed if they don’t rest and allow downtime. Kathryn first discovered that she was a ‘Highly Sensitive Person' through Dr E. Aron's work, which empowered her to treat her struggles with High Sensitivity. HS is a sensitivity to any of the five senses that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, often with physical symptoms such as muscle pains and migraines.

In the stimulating school environment, this can be particularly challenging. Kathryn promotes the term as something to identify with, not be diagnosed by. As a parent of her own Highly Sensitive Child, she’s an author, business owner, yoga teacher, mentor and EFT therapist helping children with High Sensitivity. In this episode, we learn how parents can best support their Highly Sensitive child, and what are the signs and symptoms to look out for, as well as how to sculpt a thriving life that complements it.

About Kathryn

With over 10 years experience of working alongside teens, parents and young people, Kathryn educates Highly Sensitive people and empowers those who believe they are Highly Sensitive to thrive in today’s world. As a qualified Teen Yoga teacher, mentor and EFT therapist, she runs her own thriving EFT and Yoga business, working locally in South Yorkshire and Rotherham.


What we explore on the show

The definition of  a Highly Sensitive person/ child

The signs and symptoms of High Sensitivity

How do you know if your child is Highly Sensitive?

Why the school environment can overwhelm High Sensitivity children

Approaches to parenting a Highly Sensitive child that work

Why High Sensitivity is not something to be just ‘toughened up by’

How to build a thriving lifestyle that complements your High Sensitivity


Connect with Kathryn

Kathryn’s website

Facebook Page

Facebook Group




The Sensitive Subject by Kathryn Pearson

‘Are You Highly Sensitive?’ test

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Join the waiting list for The Extraordinaries Club

The Extraordinaries Club is coming! In September I will be launching my online club for parents and students that will teach the study, communication and personal skills that all families need for students to achieve their full academic potential. The Extraordinaries Club builds on the success of my study skills course, The Exam Success Formula, which I ran successfully twice last year. The cornerstone content of the club will be the nine modules of The Exam Sucess Formula, but instead of having access to me for just eight weeks – you’ll have my support all year long through the medium of the weekly coaching calls. In addition, all my online masterclasses and workshops will be free to members throughout the year, where needed I’ll bring in guest experts to help with particular problems and I will develop more masterclasses and workshops throughout the year to give you exactly what you need to thrive, as a family, through the exam years.

If you like the idea of having my support all year long, sign-up for The Extraordinaries Club waiting list and you’ll be first to know when it opens for enrolment in September.

Click here to join the waiting list

Useful links

How to leave a podcast review for The School Success Formula

My book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take.

Ten Steps to Exam Success download.

Supportive Parents, Successful Students facebook group

Lucy on twitter: @LucyCParsons

Contact Lucy by email: lucy@lifemoreextraordinary.com

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