Is my daughter emotionally sensitive?
"My daughter is so sensitive. No matter what we say she takes it totally wrong. It's like we are walking on constant eggshells. It's really frustrating because something that seems insignificant can blow-up into a huge meltdown. Sometimes she even threatens to hurt herself or wishes she was dead. This scares me. I don't know how to handle this."
Have you found yourself over the years describing your daughter as sensitive? Even as a younger child? What happens when she starts to grow up? How do you help her deal with her emotions? Will she be like this forever?
Emotional sensitivity is a real thing and if you have a daughter struggling with it, you will want to learn more about what it is and what does and does not work. Let's talk for a few minutes about what exactly is emotional sensitivity.
Emotional sensitivity isn't something she will just "get over". Yes, she will learn more emotional control as she gets older and her brain continues to develop. Learning how to regulate emotions and control them is part of the process but for those who are truly designed with greater sensitivity, they will need to learn specific skills to help ease the discomfort and families need to learn how to communicate in ways that are helpful, not hurtful.
Stay tuned as we continue to talk about teen girls and their emotions.