Child Behavior: High Sensory Threshold
Does your kid love roller coasters, loud music and spicy food? Then you probably have a kid who has what's called a high sensory threshold. It's a fancy term that basically means it takes a lot of activity and excitement to overwhelm your kid! Don't worry—kids with high sensory thresholds are great. They can sleep through just about anything and it takes a lot to ruffle their feathers.
Here are some tips for parenting kid with a high sensory threshold:
- Teach your child: A child with a high sensory threshold might like things loud and intense. But they need you to teach them that not everybody likes the music turned up to 11.
- Be aware: Your child might not be as plugged in to emotions and other people's feelings—since he's so busy looking for his next thrill. Help him slow down and pay attention to other's feelings.
- Enjoy: Your kid probably loves to rough house and is always up for a new adventure! So follow his lead and he'll show you a good time! Woohoo!