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  • Overreacting or Reacting
    Over reacting... or just "reacting" What I think is a small disappointment my Dervish will react as if the end of the world has happened. My first response is that he's over reacting but the truth is that he is just reacting. It is not my place to tell anyone what's important to someone and how important it is and I suppose that's the biggest challenge. An intense child seems to feel things more deeply, take disappointments and frustrations harder, to the extent that people generally view their reactions as bizzare.... unexplainable. You find yourself embarrassed in public but outbursts that no one seems to understand. I sometimes totally forget that people,(that would include my children) need to be accepted "as is". It's a hard skill to master and I have trouble with it in adult relationships too. I see something that doesn't suit the way I think it should be and it's a real struggle to get over it, look past it, accept the person as the person they are... it's even harder when it's your child. These are suggestions I found on the web and they make a lot of sense - both for the parents of intense children and for the children themselves. I think that on some level at least, my intense child knows that he's a little different and I'm sure it's unsettling at times. I'm going to put these suggestions to use and see how it goes. Jointly discuss the positive outcomes of being
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