In this guide, I’m going to share some advice on the best ways to handle a child that has special psychic abilities.
Listen to Your Child
Above all else, your psychic child will need support from you. Striving to listen without judgment or disbelief will encourage their communication with you, and will indicate that you are open to their talking about their psychic impressions and experiences as they occur. Always try to validate their experiences whether or not they seem to make sense to you and foster an environment of comfort.
Try not to react with fear or embarrassment because this can lead to them shutting you out from future communication. They may also internalize shame of their gift from this, and consequently suppress their abilities, which can be harmful to their emotional and psychic well-being.
Teach Them the Basics of Psychic Protection
Children with psychic gifts are vulnerable to the energetic drain that can occur from consciously or inadvertently taking on the emotions and energies of others. Teaching your child basic techniques to protect themselves from such drain can be important to ensuring they feel safe and secure.
This can include grounding skills, such as practicing meditation or even activities such as yoga or the martial arts. Breathing exercises can be helpful during times of emotional duress as well. An additional exercise for your psychic child involves telling them to imagine they are surrounded by a bubble – or orb – of light. Calling this bubble around them can allow your child to surround their self and their energy with positive energy, keeping any negativity out.
Reassure Them That Their Experience Is Normal and Special
Yes, it can be both! Children with psychic abilities tend to internalize messages that promote the idea that they are in some way ‘wrong’, weird, or strange for having the gifts that they do. This makes normalizing the experience vastly important in order to ensure your child that their gifts are not bad or deserving of worry.
Tell them that there are a number of other adults and children all around the world that possess the same kinds of gifts – and if their gifts make them anything, it makes them special. Many believe that children are given psychic abilities for a reason, to serve some greater purpose. Be sure to convey that you are willing to help them find resources that can connect them with others, if they are interested. It is important to make sure that your child knows they are not alone, and that they are not ‘bad’ or ‘weird’ for having the abilities that they do.
Ask Them How You Can Help
As a part of listening to them as they share their experiences with you, also be sure to ask them for additional ways you can offer your support. Your child may experience nightmares or be fearful about their abilities, and it is important to be able to listen to ways they feel you would be able to best help them. Psychic children often intuitively possess the means to manage their energy, and may therefore have some ideas of what can help.
Commonly, this may mean installing a nightlight for their bedrooms or keeping a noise machine to soothe their fears as they rest. However, try not to assume what will help – be sure to ask. Your child’s concerns and needs are valid and important.
Foster a Healthy Lifestyle
To the best of your ability, encourage a nutritious diet for your child, including a colorful variety of foods, as well as healthy exercise and movement. It takes energy to eat and digest food, and consuming a balanced, nutritious diet can help your child stay connected to the positive spectrum of their psychic energy potential. Kids will be kids, so treats are fine, of course, but they will likely feel much more balanced if their diet contains all of the necessary nutrients. Shaming a child for their food choices can also be detrimental to their psychic potential and emotional state, however, so always strive to come from a place of love and understanding.
Healthy movement can be positive to maintain a good energy balance for your child as well. Emotionally, it can be very beneficial to engage in physical activity.
Keep Record of Your Experiences
Keeping a journal of both your experiences with your psychic child, as well as encouraging your child to keep a record of their emotions and experiences can be very beneficial emotionally. Encouraging your child to record their dreams and psychic experiences can also help you observe patterns and help you and your child to distinguish the true meanings behind them. It is best to record every psychic impression or experience directly as they occur, while the energetic pulls and emotions are still fresh.
Be Mindful of Who You Tell About Their Gift
Although it is not pleasant to think about individuals who may react negatively to disclosure of your child’s gifts, it is important to remember that not everyone may react with an open mind. Therefore, try to use discretion when you decide who you open up to about your child’s psychic abilities.
Follow your heart, and try to consult your child – particularly as they age – about whether or not they feel ready to disclose their gifts to a certain person. Their comfort level in telling others is important, just as your judgment is when they are younger. Strive to be their protector from negative energy, but do not let yourself feel afraid to open up to those you feel would be accepting and understanding of your child’s gifts. They are not anything you nor your child should be ashamed of.
Allow Your Child to Be a Child
Lastly, try to keep things in perspective. Your child is still just that – a child. And they deserve to experience normality just as any child without psychic gifts does. Although the psychic abilities of your child are special, they deserve to be nurtured with the normal love of a parent, as well as be given the same opportunities as other children experiencing their first years of life.
Although psychic ability is part of your child’s life, it is not all of who they are. Allow other sides and interests of your child to develop as they discover their own special life path. Love them and their abilities as they manifest into part of who they are, but also be sure to love your child entirely as a being with limitless opportunities and experiences awaiting them.