Kids With Psychic Abilities: Signs To Look For And How To Support Them

Every child has special abilities. But have you ever wondered if yours has a sixth sense? Psychic Source recently did a study that uncovered some interesting statistics about psychic children. Read on to see if any of these phenomena sound familiar and how to support your child if they have psychic abilities.

What To Do When Psychic Abilities Emerge in Children

Since psychic tendencies can make a child feel different from other people, it’s important to handle these situations with support and encouragement. That’s true for kids of any age, even babies and toddlers. The study found that most parents who have kids with psychic abilities report noticing them at 1-2 years of age, with the most common signs including the following:

  • Vivid dreams
  • Fear of being alone
  • Imaginary friends
  • Fear of the dark
  • Empathic tendencies

During these first formative years of life, children tend to be very curious about the world around them, and parents need to support this safely to ensure their healthy development. It’s best to treat any special gifts like psychic abilities much the same way for similar reasons. Always make sure your child feels safe and supported as they begin their journey of self-discovery.

Nearly all parents respond to psychic tendencies and similar gifts by being supportive in some way, and most tend to assure the child that their special abilities are just that: a gift. Most of them also encourage these children to continue sharing their experiences, which can help put a child at ease and ensure they can manage their unique talents in a healthy way.

Mental Health Implications

Raising a psychic child can raise special parenting challenges. Parents with kids who have abilities like these are less likely to feel connected to their children than parents without them. According to Psychic Source, only 48% of parents with psychic kids feel this connection compared to 68% of other parents.

Could that be why parents of kids with psychic abilities are far more likely than others (17 times) to notice signs of depression along with their child’s gifts? It’s hard to know for sure. Most parents with psychic kids (3 in 5) also said these children can communicate with loved ones who have passed on. These experiences can surely bring on feelings of sadness in a parent, and emotions can be easy to project onto a child.

Stay Positive and Be Supportive

These statistics among parents of children with psychic abilities show that parents are generally supportive of their children and encourage them to embrace their unique gifts. However, they also face challenges. There may be a higher likelihood of depression in psychic children, and it can be hard for parents to feel a connection with them. But despite these difficulties, parents continue to support their children and treat their abilities as a gift.

If you think your child may have psychic abilities and aren’t sure what to do, always err on the side of support and encouragement. This reaction may even turn a potentially tough time into an opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your child.