Resources for parenting a highly sensitive kid?
Short story: I'm desperately looking for parenting resources specific to highly sensitive kids - a support or parent groups, online classes or forums, someone that discussed in coaching, even other parents to talk and compare notes with! I found a few podcasts that discuss HSP kids but nothing beyond that.
Long story: we knew our kid was really sensitive (emotions, transitions and noises) but the arrival of second baby has turned our house into a daytime soap opera 24hrs a day - getting him out the door for preschool is a NIGHTMARE. I didn't realize HSP was a thing until looking online for tips on how to discipline a toddler that feels so deeply - he's crushed and ashamed when he makes a mistake, most boundaries are us "being not kind", even the tiniest transition sends him thru the roof, and he won't sleep in his bed anymore because he's too lonely and sad. So many strategies, like Positive Parenting, just aren't as applicable when he's having these really emotional responses. My kid is also an extreme extrovert, which I know now is 30% if HSP's but that made it harder to figure out. My wife and I are exhausted and sleep deprived, just trying to figure out how to support but also create manageable boundaries around this little dude that feels things so deeply. Any thoughts, resources or tips are greatly appreciated!