Is your child susceptible to the sudden onset of a mood swing? Does he or she not like to be alone too often? Is she apprehensive of the dark? Or does he speak to you about people and events that he really shouldn’t know anything about?

If any of these seem familiar, then I strongly suggest you keep reading as it is highly likely that you have a child with unrecognised psychic ability and an energy that is sensitive to all that is unseen.

The psychic child or sensitive is so very common that if you were to speak to your friends about having read this article, I guarantee you that there will be at least one other person if not more, that will be able to relate as well. You see we are all born with these heightened abilities to communicate psychically and a human energy field or aura to support that. However as we grow and try to adjust to living in a world that is largely ignorant on the subject, slowly but surely it is shut down.

While I now have been practicing as a psychic medium for twelve years, as a child there were no real experiences that stand out as quantifiably psychic. I didn’t see dead people, nor did I have knowledge of future events. I do however remember things like flying down the street while sleeping which is known as Astral travelling and can recall my auric field moving and shifting in strange ways while trying to go to sleep, which I now recognise as the energy of Spirit. However, it is only looking back with my knowledge now that I recognise how sensitive my energies were, and the effects this had on me as a child.

I was an extremely sensitive child and quite emotive. My emotions were rather extreme, as they still are. If I was up then I was really up, and if I was down then I was really down, with the switch from one to the other being triggered by the most unlikely events, such as not getting my favourite meal for dinner. And while you might think this just sounds spoiled, allow me to suggest an alternative.

As a sensitive child, your aura is open and receptive to all the other energies around you and being that our world is composed of nothing but energy, check your High School text books, this means the sensitive child is taking it all in. Let’s think for a minute about what may be contained in those energies.

There are the emotions of those we live with, suppressed or not. There are the energies of those we love and care for, living or passed as we always carry a part of those we are connected to. There are the energies of the world beyond our homes. School, shopping centres, hospitals and even the energies projected by what we watch on TV, just to name a few. A sensitive child is soaking all this up and is often overwhelmed by it.

If there is one thing I’ve learnt working as a psychic medium and being a mum to Nathan, who is fourteen and Jessica, eleven its that most adults struggle to understand their own emotions, yet we often expect our children to. This is even more difficult for the psychic child, as the lines between their own emotions and that of others is blurred.

Left unrecognised the psychic child can become withdrawn, lonely and often confused as they struggle daily with their emotions. This becomes more evident for the teenage sensitive and can often lead to depression.

So how can you determine whether your child may be a sensitive of this nature. Over the years, guiding my own children combined with having assisted many parents to understand what is happening for their children. I’ve come to understand there are some commons signs to look for, which are often easily overlooked, as not every psychically sensitive child is talking to dead people or predicting the next baby in the family.

• Dramatic mood swings, particularly in areas with lots of people such as shopping centres, hospitals and large crowds.
• An active dream state including nightmares. Dreams are a form of clairvoyance, the psychic ability associated with seeing.
• Regular unexplained nausea
• Knowledge of people and events beyond their scope of knowledgebase. For example, talking about Grandma in detail even being able to describe her appearance even though they’ve never met.
• Unexplainable tiredness.

So, as parents how can we assist, guide and nuture this aspect of your child. This can be done even if you are not psychic or may not fully understand what it is to be openly sensitive in this way yourself.

First and foremost, it is important to acknowledge and validate for them how they are feeling. Just because we may not be able to relate or understand it, doesn’t make it wrong. Your child’s perception is their reality, so let’s help them understand it. This can be done quite easily by just taking the time to talk with them about how they are feeling. Get them talking and communicating about their emotions. It’s enough just for you to listen.

This is where a journal can be an effective tool. Get them to write their feelings, dreams and experiences in the journal. Just having an avenue to express it all is extremely beneficial. Then once you are both comfortable with this and are ready to understand where the emotions come from, whether they be your child’s emotions or someone else’s, living or passed. As they write about how they feel, just begin to ask the question why they feel that way, including the question “Is this emotion mine or someone elses?” If it is someone else’s then ask “Who’s emotion is this?”

Please remember that what they feel and express and the reason’s behind it, are their reality. There is no right or wrong here, so our task is predominantly to listen and guide where we can.

Even if your child is not old enough to journal in this way, then use a scrapbook and get them to draw. Getting them to draw how they feel is just as effective, if not sometimes even easier. The older child may like to do both.

At this stage of your child’s life, it is not important to encourage the use or development of any recognisable psychic ability. And by this I mean, if your child is making predictions or recognising Spirit, then allow it to unfold naturally. Using your psychic abilities for the benefit of others comes with a lot of responsibility, which children do not need placed upon them so early.
The goal is to just let them be who they truly are; psychic and sensitive included.

Author's Bio: 

Kerrie Wearing is a psychic medium, founder of The Australian College of Mediumship.
She can be heard regularly on The Afterlife Radio show and is the author of Spirit Guide Wisdom.