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01:30 – Can you give us an overview into what it means to be highly sensitive?
03:18 – How did you first discover this trait, both personally and professionally?
04:26 – Sharing my own story of how I discovered Elaine’s work and the impact it’s had on me
05:20 – Can you talk about the gifts that highly sensitive parents offer their kids when we are at our best? Why do HSPs have the capacity to be such excellent parents?
07:00 – What would you say to help convince highly sensitive moms that their need for regular breaks is legitimate and essential?
08:33 – The three styles of parenting, which one to aim for, and why this can be tough for HSPs –
09:39 – Elaine and I both share crazy stories of going to extraordinary lengths to get the breaks we needed back when we had young kids (Fun spoiler: One involves the top of a refrigerator!)
12:15 – Why it’s so important that HSPs have outside help with our kids
13:38 – Thoughts about using screen time intentionally
15:50 – Elaine’s funny warning: “Be careful what you forbid,” LOL!
16:20 – The idea of self-criticism as overstimulation
18:18 – What Elaine learned about working hard from her godfather, a foreman on a cattle ranch (loved this story!)
19:05 – Comparing ourselves to other moms, especially when it comes to the pressure to volunteer
20:55 – The pie metaphor for managing our energy
23:00 – Helpful ideas from a European parenting approach
24:27 – How do you find balance during overstimulating experiences like travel or a busy book launch?
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