Empathic kids and teens are super intuitive and sensitive souls. They feel everything.
As adults, we know that some people feel awesome to be around — they totally support and uplift us! Yay!
But we also know that there are some people that leave us feeling completely drained!
And let’s face it.
In this fast-paced, Snapchattin’, Facebookin’ world, it’s not easy. Peer pressure is hard enough without adding the extra layer of being an empath.
So, here are a couple of tips that you can use to help your intuitive or empathic child:
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What is an Empath?
An empath is someone who is sensitive to energy and feels the emotions of others.
It’s associated with the psychic gift of clairsentience. (Here’s a great article about what it feels like to have a clairsentient experience.)
To be super clear:
A non-empath may feel sad when watching those Sarah Mclachlan animal abuse commercials.
But, an empath will feel the fear and desperation of the animal.
Big difference, right?
- Read: Signs You’re an Empath — Not Just “Too Sensitive” (It’s super important to recognize these signs.)
Tips to Help Empathic Kids
1. Teach empathic kids to use emotions as indicators
This is something I did when my kids were little. Of course, you’ll want to change the lingo a little bit depending on the age of your child.
After your child spends time on the phone, texts, or hangs out with a friend, ask questions like:
- How do you feel after talking to (friend)?
- What did you guys talk about?
- Do you feel awesome now… or a little tired?
This tip will start to teach your child to be aware of his or her emotions.
Sometimes, empathic kids don’t know why they feel yucky after playing with Suzy, they just know that they do.
So, teach to them to honor how they feel.
In time, they will notice which energy makes them feel bad (like gossiping), and which makes them feel good.
After that, you can start encouraging them to follow the energy that brings joy!
>> Download the PDF, 10 Traits of Psychic Kids (includes tips and resources to help your intuitive child)
2. Get them into the habit of taking a bath after school
School can be a draining place for empathic kids because there are so many different people and energies.
But a nice, warm bath after school can help kids “wash off” the extra energy they’ve picked up during the day.
- Younger kids might like a bubble bath or fun time with a new bath toy.
- Teens can soak while listening to their favorite music. Then, they can start their homework with refreshed energy! An aura cleansing bath can also be a big help.
Pro Tip: Changing into fresh, comfy clothes is the next best thing to a bath!
(On the flip side, over-washing beloved “blankies” can wash away the comforting energy that intuitive and empathic kids love. So try not to over wash.)
Empathic Kids and Nightmares
Sometimes, sensitive or intuitive children will have nightmares.
My daughter struggled with nightmares until my husband and I started empowering her. Here’s a post that will teach you the strategies we used so you can kick nightmares to the curb and get some rest.
Resources to Help Parents
It’s important for parents to understand what it feels like to be an empath. Here are some trustworthy resources where you can get lots of info:
Learn About the Star Children
More and more Star Children are being born than ever before and they are very empathic. You may have heard of these remarkable kids, who are here to change the planet. They are:
The above articles will give you major insight into the Star Children. And spoiler alert: Many parents are Indigo Children themselves. So be sure to read the article and see how many of the signs resonate with you!