Sally's son Ben was more physically and emotionally reactive. More empathetic and easily overwhelmed. As part of a small subset of the population considered Highly Sensitive, Ben processed the world more intensely. Part memoir, part parenting guide, High Sensitivity: What our son Ben taught me demystifies high sensitivity by chronicling Ben's life, which was tragically cut short by an unrelated illness. Sally, a certified counsellor, guides parents through the joys and pitfalls of raising a child with high senstivity, while imparting wisdom on how to best serve their child's development into a functioning, happy adult.