Will the child grow out of high sensitivity ?
This is the most common question asked by parents during first conversations about their child. Many parents are convinced that certain behaviors that the child is currently exhibiting may disappear with the loss of the last baby tooth. This belief is often additionally confirmed by comments and good advices from grandmothers and aunts.
High sensitivity as a feature of temperament, i.e. resulting from the structure of the nervous system, does not change significantly as the child grows up. What we can modify are habits, behaviors, consciously seeking or avoiding certain situations. A highly sensitive child will remain a highly sensitive adult but can learn self-regulation, mindfulness, coping with difficulties and can make sensitivity an advantage.