Fresh Air for March 4, 2019: The 'Orchid' Vs. 'The Dandelion:' The Science Of Sensitive Kids Hear the Fresh Air program for March 4, 2019

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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

Some kids seem resilient from the start — readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyce says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive.

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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'Say Nothing': Murder, Memory And A Masterful History Of The Troubles

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