Psychic children are something I get asked about often.
I’ve talked to many parents who want to know, Is my child psychic?
The first thing that I would tell you is that if you have a hunch that your child has spiritual gifts, he or she probably does.
Let’s take a look at the 10 traits of psychic kids. Note: Your son or daughter doesn’t need to have ALL of the traits on the list. Just use it to get an overall sense of what psychic children are like:
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1. Sensitive to the Energy of Others
Psychic children can be very sensitive to the energy of other people. This is because many are empaths, which means that they can feel the emotions of others (Here are a couple of empath tips from my sister site). For example, if someone is upset, sad, or angry, they can feel it. And because they have not yet learned to work with their gifts, this can make them feel overwhelmed or yucky.
2. Sensitive to Their Surroundings
Because spiritually gifted children feel energy so deeply, they are super sensitive to their environment. Loud noises or places where there are a lot of people or activity can easily overwhelm them. With their heightened senses, something as simple as the television being too loud can be too much.
And remember that places have energy, too!
Have you ever gotten a wonderful or creepy feeling when you walked into someone’s home? Psychic children can feel this.
3. They Have Great Instincts About People and Situations
You can’t fool a psychic kid! They get a sense of who people TRULY are and can see beyond what’s on the surface. They know when someone is lying to them or not being sincere.
It’s the same with situations. You may tell them that everything is fine – but if that’s not true – a gifted kid will know it.
4. Talks about spiritual figures, imaginary friends, or loved ones that they never met
Many psychic children talk about, or have a love of, spiritual figures. The four year old daughter of one of my client’s says that she talks to Jesus every day. She even asks her mom to buy gifts for Him when they go shopping.
My son also used to talk about Jesus. One day, when he was about five, he came up to me with tears streaming down his face. When I asked him what was wrong, he said that he was happy because Jesus had talked to him and that He was very kind. The fact that he was moved to tears by this experience gave me chills!
Spiritual figures such as Jesus and Buddha are Spirit Guides to these children, and that is why they feel their presence or report seeing them.
That imaginary friend your son or daughter is chatting with may actually be their Spirit Guide! Spirit Guides are loving spiritual beings that assist us on our journey through life. Everyone has a main guide and several other guides that come and go throughout our lives. It’s OK to ask your child questions about their “imaginary friend,” such as their name, what they look like, and what they chat about.
Deceased Loved Ones
Intuitive kids may also talk about loved ones who have passed away. They may know things about them or talk about having conversations with them.
For example, I have a client that often finds her daughter in her crib laughing while watching “something” in the corner. And her son tells her that “Papa” talks to him at night when he goes to bed. The amazing thing is that her son never met his Papa!
- Read: Can Babies See Spirits?
5. May recall a past life or say things like, “I remember when…”
When my daughter was three, she used to tell me about “taking care of the babies that people couldn’t take care of,” and how “the man would bring milk,” and she had to “wash all the babies diapers.” I suspect that she may have run an orphanage in another life and had memories of it.
Children’s Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child, followed by Return From Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated Within Your Family. Both are by Carol Bowman.
6. Has a special love of animals
This is one of my favorite things about psychic children! THEY. LOVE. ANIMALS. I mean, ADORE animals! Cherish them!
Why? Think about a puppy or a kitten. Besides a baby, what is sweeter or more innocent?
Our furry friends EXUDE love. They are bundles of pure, loving energy. Gifted kids are drawn to this energy. It’s a simple case of like attracts like, which leads us to…
7. Psychic Children are Loving and Compassionate
OK, I’m not saying that psychic children are perfect (none of us are) or never whine or misbehave (my little love bugs burned a hole in my sunglasses with a magnifying glass!), but they are extremely loving, kind, and compassionate human beings.
People may say that there is just “something” about your child or that they feel happier after spending time with him or her. Teachers may have a soft spot for your child and even report that they are a “joy” to have in class and are helpful to their classmates.
8. Prefer being home over going to school
Remember the first two things we talked about? Psychic children being sensitive to others and surroundings? Imagine being that sensitive and having to spend time in a room with 20+ kids and noise all day long. This can cause intuitive kids to be anxious and flat out refuse to go to school (ask me how I know this!). Many become labeled ADD, ADHD, etc.
9. Sleep Issues
Sleep issues are never easy and psychic children may experience vivid dreams, nightmares, or have trouble sleeping.
Each family handles this in different ways according to what they are comfortable with.
It was such a huge issue in my house that my husband and I ultimately decided to let my daughter sleep in my bed while he crashed in the spare room.
10. They are Creative
Intuitive ability is a right brained function while analytical functions, like math, are left brained. Creative expression, such as art, are also right brained activity. This is why so many gifted kids are creative and highly imaginative!
What Parents Can Do to Support Their Psychic Children
- A great first step is honoring what your kids feel about people and situations. Don’t brush off their feelings as “nothing” or “coincidence.”
- Psychic children, like all children, should be encouraged them to trust their gut feelings and listen to that still, small voice.
- Get educated. There are all sorts of “categories” of psychic children and you can learn more about them in the following posts (but don’t stress yourself out trying to fit your child into one of these, okay?):
There are SO many spiritually gifted children here on earth today and it is no accident. More than any time in history, we are aware that we are spiritual beings are becoming more connected with the Divine. So don’t stress out trying to figure out what category your kid fits in. There’s no need. If you want to read up about psychic children, find some general books on the topic.
Just relax and let things happen naturally, at there own pace. You have been blessed with being the parent of a creative, compassionate, and loving soul. Enjoy it! :)
Best Psychic Kid Books:
- Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children (CD by Doreen Virtue)
- The Children of Now: Crystalline Children, Indigo Children, Star Kids, Angels on Earth
- The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived (*Highly recommended, this is a classic!)
- The Crystal Children (*Also highly recommended!)
- Your Psychic Child: How to Raise Intuitive and Spiritually Gifted Kids of All Ages