Sunday, November 1, 2009
5 Ways to Discover If Your Child Is Intuitive by Dr. Caron Goode
5 Ways to Discover If Your Child Is Intuitive
By Dr. Caron Goode
Every child has the capacity for high intuitive intelligence just as each could be a musical maestro or a mathematical genius. Intuition is a natural intelligence that all children possess. Intuitive development depends on the environment, parental support, and education. Some children are highly skilled or gifted in this talent in the same way that others have a talent for math, music, languages, or physical dexterity. By determining whether your child has high intuitive intelligence, you’ll find the clues to nurture her talent and help her use this to find her success in life.
Intuitive intelligence is one system of processing information from a gestalt that arrives spontaneously, beyond intellectually known information or evident thought. Every human has an intuitive processing system. Like any intelligence, different people will have varying degrees of strength.
Children’s intuitive intelligence manifests in different ways along a continuum of normal skills to gifted talents:
1. Children who learn through feelings and process information kinesthetically. (Intuitive learning mode)
2. Children who are creative and artistic and intuition drives their motivation. (Artistic drive for exploring and creating)
3. Children whose intuitive intelligence is like a radar reading and empathizing with other people’s feelings. (Empathy and interpersonal skills)
4. Children who have intuitive episodes like dreams or a flash of creative insight. (Deep insight, precognition)
5. Children who are psychic. (Awareness of non-physical worlds through all senses or a specific sense.)
Intuition is the common denominator of these talents and, all children have the same intuitive capacities. Like musical prodigies, children display their talents differently.
Education, parenting, and psychology professionals recognize that intuitive intelligence is the new kid on the block. Parents who know how to spot intuitive intelligence may find an overlap of skill clusters.
1. Creative and inspired artists - John always heard music in his head, and at age five, his teacher referred him for psychological testing because he hummed all the time. John was also a daydreamer. His mother said no to psychological testing and found a school that supported John’s musical creativity. By age 11, he was playing the music he heard in his head when he wasn’t in school. Music absorbed his attention and poured from his soul. When others worried about his social skills and his lack of other interests, he stuck to his creativity, and it paid off. John’s dream of playing in a band came true in high school and continued through his adult years.
2. Sensitive and empathic feelers - Eleven-year-old Laurie was crying silently. She had just finished reading the book, The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The story portrayed the life of a boy named Jody Baxter, a solitary soul who developed a friendship with a deer. Her dad sat on the corner of her bed, ready to listen. Laurie discussed her sadness from the book, which reminded her of a classmate who was sad because his brother, a Marine, had died recently in the Middle East. “I feel it all here, Dad.” Laurie pressed her heart like she was holding her emotions inside.
3. Talents involving inner psychic awareness - Preschool children have invisible friends. Psychic teens may experience deja-vus, like they been somewhere before. Some children experience strong dreams that feel real to them, and some children see and speak with angels who are their friends or guides.
Our kids need our support and you, the parent, are the only one who knows how to interpret your intuitive experiences or those of your children. Knowing the challenges faced by the intuitive child enables parents to discuss, plan and help with personality and skill development.
©2009 by Dr. Caron Goode. Dr. Goode is the founder of the Academy for Coaching Parents International (www.academyforcoachingparents.com) at the forefront of the parent coaching movement to disseminate the coaching model of empowerment for parents. Her most recent book, Raising Intuitive Children at www.raisingintuitivechilren.com has won the National Best Book award for the parenting\family category.
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