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Understanding Intuitive and Sensitive Children (& Adults)

Updated: Dec 17, 2022


The Key Differences Between Intuition & Sensitivity is...

Sensitivity is the ability to read subtle cues and pick up on emotions. While intuition is the ability to sense something without being able to pinpoint what it is.


These two terms: intuition and sensitivity aren't interchangeable words. Sensitivity refers to emotional intelligence, while intuition refers to a higher level of cognition. Yet, both can be present in one person.


Intuition is often an unconscious process that doesn't require any previous knowledge or experience. It's the ability to know something without being able to explain how you know it, for example: knowing that someone's is going through something, when they're not showing any signs of it externally. Or knowing what is about tot transpire, even if there is no human possibilitiy for you knowing that.


Sensitivity on the other hand often requires previous knowledge or experience in order for a person to be able to pick up on subtle cues and read emotions more accurately. This is often fostered in the early stages of infants, and dependant on their relation with parents.


As a child, we can be highly intuitive and sensitive at the same time. With time, and depending on how our parents and caretakers acknowledge these qualities, we will grow up charising these personal traits we have. Or we can grow up ignoring and disliking them, and by definition not accepting ourselves for who we are.


We are actually all born intuitive, as we all have that connection to our soul. Yet, some will have their intuition heightened and developed from they are born, while other will access them as they grow up, as they are intended to use these powerful gifts.


While the rest of us, will have these intuitive gifts being idle in our operating systems, always ready to be accessed for our own personal journey.


Therefore, we are all intuitive. Some of us are just highly intuitive, often as it's intended for us to use it in the higher benefit of the collective. So, I will always recommend all, regardless the intensity of their intuition, to use their personal intuition.



Coping With a Highly Intuitive Child's Newfound Gifts

It's important for parents to teach their children about their intuitive abilities. This way, they will know how to use them at the right time.


The underlying benefit of the parent assisting their children in developing their intuitive abilities, is for the child to grow in accordance and acceptance of themselves as they are. Learning how to use these personal traits in a social context from an early age.


Psychic (or highly intuitive) children are just like any other child, but they also have these extra gifts. These kids that have a clear sense of being intuitive, are very sensitive to the energies around them, such as the surroundings, people, situations, circumstancens, sounds, etc.


Why it's the responsibility of their surrounding adults to make sure they know what it means to be highly intuitive (or sensitive) and how to assist their children in managing these gifts accordingly to situations and their age.


Being highly intuitive means being more praun to attract situation and people that can be challenging for us. Especially children, as they are still to adjust to their intutive and sensitive skills in a collective and social context.


It's therefore important for the parents to be aware of, how much their highly intuitive children are exposed to heavy energies. Also, highly intuitive children seem to be more susceptible to things like bullying or abuse, often attracting it, as they will consciously or unconsciously walk towards it



Supporting Your Child if They are Highly Intuitive

If your child is highly intuitive, it can be challenging to know how to support them without feeling overwhelmed or scared. Here are some tips for parents of intuitive children:


1) Know the Signs

The first step is to know the signs that your child might be highly intuitive. This can include things like having an intense reaction when they see an image of a person or place they have never been before. They can even recall previous lifes and former encounters.


Some children may also have premo