Do you have or know a highly intuitive child? When you look into their eyes it’s as if there’s an unspoken understanding between you, a psychic connection. I casually refer to these children as “old souls”. They just seem wiser than their years, and more tuned in to the sixth sense.

I have written about my children who are now teenagers. Perhaps it’s not surprising to learn that they were very intuitive youngsters. Although they have very different personalities, interests, and learning styles, and differ in how they intuit information; one is telepathic and the other is sentient, as toddlers their approach to people and the world was oddly very similar. They were shy, contemplative, and discerning. Both were gregarious once they got to know someone, but it took them awhile to warm up. In the throws of parenting young children certain things can elude you. As a single mother this was true for me. Many reflections and insights have come to light now, as I see other toddlers behaving in certain ways that are reminiscent of my own.

I met with my dear friend and colleague a few days ago to have a good talk and receive a Seikendo, Shiatsu massage. He is the founder of Seibukan Jujutsu which is an internationally renowned, extraordinary system of martial arts, and a glorious spiritual community of dedicated and committed children and adults.

We were catching up, speaking about our children. He and his beautiful wife have two daughters, a three year old and a three month old. His three year old is a child I feel like I’ve known before. Watching and interacting with her brings back many memories. She is very sensitive, shy, contemplative, and discerning. And now I have a better understanding about why this is. She is also very intuitive.

The family was watching “This is it”, Michael Jackson’s final tribute to the world. This little one said, “Papi, Michael Jackson is saying goodbye to us”! ...

She knew nothing about Michael Jackson’s life or death. “What do you mean? How do you know this” Julio asked her. “Look at him Papi, look at his face. See, he’s telling us goodbye” she answered in a matter of fact manner… Julio shared another amazing story. His daughter was sitting playing with her toys on the carpet when for some reason she said, “Papi, I miss Abuela”. Abuela means grandmother in Spanish. “I miss her too”, Julio replied.

Within minutes the phone rang. It was Abuela calling!

Jenna Forrest author of “Help Is on Its Way: A Memoir About Growing Up Sensitive" writes about highly intuitive children…“There is a completely different set of rules for our highly intuitive, perceptive, and deep-thinking kids. Highly sensitive children can become overwhelmed by their keen intuition, involuntarily sensing and internalizing negative moods and feelings. This can make socializing feel complex and baffling, especially when the child is not able to pinpoint why. Forcing sensitive kids to go against their nature by talking to new people, making eye contact or performing, can be traumatic and can perpetuate social anxiety”.

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Best Wishes, Stephanie

“Fine-tuning your intuition safeguards you future and opens doors to the extraordinary”. Stephanie Rachel Alt

Author's Bio: 

Stephanie Rachel Alt, holds a Masters degree in Counseling/Human Development from Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY. She is also Master Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.) and hypnosis. Stephanie teaches her clients to use “intuitive intelligence”, logic and reason, in daily life and decision making. She created “Of 2 Minds” Coaching and Consulting services, to offer these services; intuitive readings, intuitive coaching, conscious communication & NLP techniques. Stephanie’s work experience includes leading NLP training seminars, for NLP Co-founders, John Grinder, and Judith Delozier. She is also a contributing author in an NLP casebook; Leaves Before The Wind. She currently resides on the Central Coast, in California, where she maintains an office. Working with individuals, couples, families, and groups you can consult with Stephanie in person or conveniently by phone and online.