Helping orchid kids blossom


An “orchid child” is one who dislikes change, notices subtle smells or emotions, and usually does well on tests but may fail if being watched.

If you’re the parent of a sensitive child like this, you’ll be pleased to know the right environment can help him or her excel in health and life.

Vulnerable and resilient

Orchid kids make up about 15 to 20 percent of the population. Dr. Tom Boyce, a developmental pediatrician, coined the term to describe kids who have a biological predisposition to react strongly to their environment.

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