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The Orchid and the Dandelion

Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

by W. Thomas Boyce

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Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive
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Explores research into the idea that there are children who have the capacity to survive and thrive under any circumstances and those who are highly sensitive to their environment but, if properly nurtured, can survive and flourish.

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Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive "orchid" children can thrive when tackling challenges, pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

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