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Some children can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to "be careful" before stumbling into an unknown situation. These may seem to be the normal human qualities of intuition and empathy, but in highly intuitive children (and adults), such traits are supercharged. Growing up in a cu Some children can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to "be careful" before stumbling into an unknown situation. These may seem to be the normal human qualities of intuition and empathy, but in highly intuitive children (and adults), such traits are supercharged. Growing up in a culture that favors the rational and the five senses can be difficult for gifted children. This book shows parents, teachers, and therapists how to help them — and those around them — embrace and exercise their gift. The Highly Intuitive Child covers a wealth of topics including: how to easily identify the intuitive child; how life is different for them; the 10 skills they must master before leaving home; the connections between neuroscience and intuition; what other cultures can teach us about supporting intuitive children; "indigo" children; success stories; and much more.


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Some children can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to "be careful" before stumbling into an unknown situation. These may seem to be the normal human qualities of intuition and empathy, but in highly intuitive children (and adults), such traits are supercharged. Growing up in a cu Some children can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body. Others may tune into an unspoken family conflict, or tell someone to "be careful" before stumbling into an unknown situation. These may seem to be the normal human qualities of intuition and empathy, but in highly intuitive children (and adults), such traits are supercharged. Growing up in a culture that favors the rational and the five senses can be difficult for gifted children. This book shows parents, teachers, and therapists how to help them — and those around them — embrace and exercise their gift. The Highly Intuitive Child covers a wealth of topics including: how to easily identify the intuitive child; how life is different for them; the 10 skills they must master before leaving home; the connections between neuroscience and intuition; what other cultures can teach us about supporting intuitive children; "indigo" children; success stories; and much more.

30 review for The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sonya Feher

    "Twenty questions to ask yourself if you think you have an intuitive child" and "ten important life skills for intuitive children" are valuable resources for parents of children who know more than their five senses could tell them (or intuitive adults in their lives). I spent much of this book recognizing myself or my child, thinking I'll need to read this again when my son's older, and making mental notes about how to re-parent myself so that I can trust my inner voice. While much of it felt li "Twenty questions to ask yourself if you think you have an intuitive child" and "ten important life skills for intuitive children" are valuable resources for parents of children who know more than their five senses could tell them (or intuitive adults in their lives). I spent much of this book recognizing myself or my child, thinking I'll need to read this again when my son's older, and making mental notes about how to re-parent myself so that I can trust my inner voice. While much of it felt like information I knew, I grew up in an alternative spiritual household in Taos, NM. For anyone raised in more traditional America, The Highly Intuitive Child definitely provides information you're probably not getting elsewhere.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    This is a useful guide to helping a sensitive child navigate life. It's well-organized and clearly written. Such a book would have been a great help to my parents when they were raising me. I'm happy to have received this book as an Early Reviewer and would recommend it. This is a useful guide to helping a sensitive child navigate life. It's well-organized and clearly written. Such a book would have been a great help to my parents when they were raising me. I'm happy to have received this book as an Early Reviewer and would recommend it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Vincy

    When I asked for this book, I thought it was going to be about extra sensitive children, and in a way, it is. Yet it seems to focus more on children who have some sort of sixth sense. Children who have powers that we, as a conventional society do not today recognize.[return][return]I think the author did sensitive children a disservice by making the focus be on something that most of society does not believe in. The parenting and discussion advice were good, but undermined by the author's insist When I asked for this book, I thought it was going to be about extra sensitive children, and in a way, it is. Yet it seems to focus more on children who have some sort of sixth sense. Children who have powers that we, as a conventional society do not today recognize.[return][return]I think the author did sensitive children a disservice by making the focus be on something that most of society does not believe in. The parenting and discussion advice were good, but undermined by the author's insistence on paranormal abilities. [return][return]It's not that I agree or disagree with the idea behind paranormal degrees of empathy, it's that I think that this book could have truly helped a wide range of sensitive children if the author had chosen not to tred into uncertain waters with her opinions about a possible sixth sense.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Desiree

    Fascinating. I did a paper on mirror neurons in college and always insisted that if there were people with under-active empathy, there must be those with over-active empathy. So there are. I think my child is one of them. He doesn't fit all criteria, and it's quite obvious his teenage hormones are starting to cloud his abilities... but it all makes sense now! However, this book is, even for ME, a little on the hippie-dippy side. Emotional Hygiene? Really? An interesting read- I am off to check out Fascinating. I did a paper on mirror neurons in college and always insisted that if there were people with under-active empathy, there must be those with over-active empathy. So there are. I think my child is one of them. He doesn't fit all criteria, and it's quite obvious his teenage hormones are starting to cloud his abilities... but it all makes sense now! However, this book is, even for ME, a little on the hippie-dippy side. Emotional Hygiene? Really? An interesting read- I am off to check out Indigo Children now.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tammy

    For parents, care givers, educators and doctors. This book will help society to view the intuitive mind as a treasure. BTW intuitive in this book is really about children that have a radar type of 6th sense and a very heightened 5 senses. You can go to the questions on page 17 and 18 to find out if it is a right fit for you. The 10 skills and vocabulary will help you grasp the concept as whole.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Kind of like Kondo's Tidying Up book in that this one has a woo-woo factor but enough nuggets that make it worth the skim. Kind of like Kondo's Tidying Up book in that this one has a woo-woo factor but enough nuggets that make it worth the skim.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Betsy

    It was like reading about my own childhood - very encouraging.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I need a book group to read and discuss the topics presented here. Or a support group.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Rachelklara of YHVH

    "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift & the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant & has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein "People who have both high intuition & empathy often sense unseen, emotional vibrations of other people through their own physical & emotional systems." "Often their abilities fly under the radar of most adults & other kids. The reasons for this privacy are many, but one of the biggest reasons for these children tending to kee "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift & the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant & has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein "People who have both high intuition & empathy often sense unseen, emotional vibrations of other people through their own physical & emotional systems." "Often their abilities fly under the radar of most adults & other kids. The reasons for this privacy are many, but one of the biggest reasons for these children tending to keep their unique insights private is their keen observation that they are aware of things that most people are not." "When intuitive children get the impression that the adults they depend on think they are overly sensitive, weird, occupy too much of their time, or should act more like other kids, they may be tempted to start to shut down. Unfortunately, as they try to suppress their gifts, they start to shut down other wonderful parts of the self. The cost is great for children who detect, register, & believe that their trait is too much for the people around them. In the child's mind, this is a message that her whole self is too much. It is at this unfortunate point that an authentic sense of self is injured & the child may begin to develop a pseudo-self to fit in with the world. Ultimately, I don't think this trait can be squashed or taken away. My work with adult intuitives teaches me over & over that the gifts of intuitive empathy cannot be lost. When repressed in childhood, these gifts wait under the surface until they can be seen, acknowledged, & given permission to be used again." "When we realize that there is nothing wrong with having a sensitive body, we can get busy with the real work of learning how to protect it, nourish it, & give it what it needs to stay balanced." "A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better & greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." ~Mahatma Gandhi "Intuitive children often feel alien to the norms of modern culture." "Linear time is ruled by the clock. It goes in only one forward direction & is scheduled & regulated based on a set of points in time.... By contrast, intuitive time is informed by the great, slower rhythms & cycles of life- the sun, moon, & stars traversing across the sky, the seasons & their teachings about life, the eternal return of day & night.... A good book, some art, daydreaming, time in nature, & even playing with friends can all do the trick of helping them realign with this slower rhythm within." "Eating can be a source of comfort as well as nutrition.... For this type of child, you might want to pay attention to what the child is truly hungering for & notice if he eats for comfort. If this is the case, helping your child to state his emotional needs & receive loving attention from a parent can be a powerful redirect." "The kind of inputs that we receive in the form of other's people's words, moods, & treatment of us, as well as the experience we expose ourselves to, make a big difference in our lives, maybe more than we even realize.... If the child is simply 'taking on' the other person's pain & the pain is shutting down the child, it is time to practice some of the skills taught in this book or just to take a break from the negative input altogether." "When we try to put a lid on a defining trait that is integral to our life force, we are asking for trouble. Although it makes good sense to know when, how, & who to reveal intuitive, empathic information to in life, a full-out suppression is a drastic response." "In therapy she had ample opportunity to speak all of her truths & to be witnessed by someone who wouldn't judge her. Through this process, her deepest truths surfaced- just waiting to be shared. Oftentimes a highly intuitive adult can wait a lifetime for this experience. When someone realizes there is nothing wrong with the way they perceive life, even if it is different from the dominant culture, it lifts a huge weight off the person. This is energy that can then be applied to jettisoning outdated behaviors & living life with purpose, passion, & joy." "Dana's work wasn't complete simply by realizing that her intuition was a gift & not a curse. Now she faced the work of honestly looking at all the ways she had created a life for others & denied herself the riches of her won heart's desires. Taking excessive care of others was a major drain on her body, her emotions, & her ability to be close with people." Pages 181 &182 "Codependency is characterized by focusing more on other's people's need at the expense of your own & is driven by the need to be needed by other people, which defines a codependent's self-worth. For intuitive empaths, the excessive focusing on the needs of others is often driven by the tendency to absorb someone else's negative emotions & then trying to find a way to feel better. This can result in a desire to make the other person feel better so that the highly intuitive person doesn't have to continue absorbing & vibrating with the uncomfortable feelings in their body. In other words, whereas the codependent is often driven by a need to get something (feeling needed & worthy), the highly intuitive person is often driven by a need to get rid of something (someone else's negative emotions). "Learning how to regulate the challenge of this trait can free up a wealth of energy that yields many positive benefits. One of the benefits is having more energy available to do what you love & to connect to inner truth & guidance. You can experience clearer, more congruent communication & less fear. Being in tune to your own sensitivities, boundaries, & needs also provides information to use in being proactive about those needs- instead of always needing to recover from life. Listening to your own needs & meeting those needs on a regular basis holds the promise of feeling more alive & positive. It eliminates, or greatly shortens, the recovery time of the stressful components of this trait."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    While not what I expected, the step by step instructions given by this author would serve any teacher or parent well. My child, while extra sensitive to the feelings of others, is not, I think, truly empathic, in that she does not express a knowing outside of what is knowable to others. Crawford has lived with this gift/ curse, and works hard to communicate how interactions wth these children should be handled. She does not write from a Christian perspective, but does not belittle the involvemen While not what I expected, the step by step instructions given by this author would serve any teacher or parent well. My child, while extra sensitive to the feelings of others, is not, I think, truly empathic, in that she does not express a knowing outside of what is knowable to others. Crawford has lived with this gift/ curse, and works hard to communicate how interactions wth these children should be handled. She does not write from a Christian perspective, but does not belittle the involvement of God or a higher power in her suggestions.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    This book is extremely helpful in giving insight into intuitive children, what their needs are and how to help them process what they are feeling and have coping skills to help them deal with sensory overload. She mentioned showing your children manners/etiquette where you don't go up to a stranger and tell them what you see/feel. It would have been nice to have more of that insight. I did find the book very repetitive. Overall, a worthwhile read if you have a child who needs to be understood. This book is extremely helpful in giving insight into intuitive children, what their needs are and how to help them process what they are feeling and have coping skills to help them deal with sensory overload. She mentioned showing your children manners/etiquette where you don't go up to a stranger and tell them what you see/feel. It would have been nice to have more of that insight. I did find the book very repetitive. Overall, a worthwhile read if you have a child who needs to be understood.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Leah Lane

    As an intuitive-sensitive adult I thought this might have been interesting to see how I can help my children, whom I feel may share some qualities of my personality. But this book focuses more on telepathy and senses of spirits. There are many differing forms of being intuitive sensitive and unfortunately this book doesn’t delve into the other aspects. It was interesting to read, though.

  13. 4 out of 5

    ROSALIE

    This is a book I wish I'd had long ago. It deals with children, or adults, who are more sensitive than usual to things in their world in an empathic nature. Crawford puts this nature into perspective as simply another part of personality and helps to keep things balanced. Often being overwhelmed by their sensitivities to other's feelings and what may be going on somewhere, we find ways to cope and balance in this book. It's good to know that here are answers and suggestions to help your child or This is a book I wish I'd had long ago. It deals with children, or adults, who are more sensitive than usual to things in their world in an empathic nature. Crawford puts this nature into perspective as simply another part of personality and helps to keep things balanced. Often being overwhelmed by their sensitivities to other's feelings and what may be going on somewhere, we find ways to cope and balance in this book. It's good to know that here are answers and suggestions to help your child or yourself along life's way.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Priya Narthakii

    presents an interesting idea but was very focused on a specific type of intuitive child. it also seemed like the author's suggestions were coming from a place of overcompensation for an upbringing that completely ignores her gifts. it was a little judgy in her undertone. just had a wierd undertone of overcompensation for something she missed out on. some interesting points though when you could weed out the tone. presents an interesting idea but was very focused on a specific type of intuitive child. it also seemed like the author's suggestions were coming from a place of overcompensation for an upbringing that completely ignores her gifts. it was a little judgy in her undertone. just had a wierd undertone of overcompensation for something she missed out on. some interesting points though when you could weed out the tone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Wilhelm

    I liked the phrases and thoughts like intuitive manners, intuitive vs codependency, how empathy is closely aligned with intuition, the discussion of adult and child people with intuition, how to tell if a thought might be incorrect, being grounded, being careful, checking facts, and trusting yourself.

  16. 5 out of 5

    ceecee

    This book wasn't quite what I was looking for, but it did have some interesting methods of dealing. The only reason this book wasn't completely what I was looking for was because this book talked a great deal about children with a six sense ability that allowed them to see/feel things that others do not. Other than that this was a good book. This book wasn't quite what I was looking for, but it did have some interesting methods of dealing. The only reason this book wasn't completely what I was looking for was because this book talked a great deal about children with a six sense ability that allowed them to see/feel things that others do not. Other than that this was a good book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Zyonese

    Crawford does a good job in this book. If you have read little on the subject matter it is the perfect book to read. Not a book for psychology professionals. It is repetitive and shows no new techniques or research.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aili

    Too new-age for me.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marla Glenn

    This book was incredibly helpful for me. She has a brief section on adults at the end.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nelsongo8 Nelson

    I have read bits and pieces of a firends copy only. I am very excited to read this whole thing. It is an insight into something that needs to be nurtured instead of ignored in children.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

    this book was very helpful in understanding how I see the world but also helpful in how I respond to my children. Very easy to read and encouraging from a strengths perspective.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Michi Williams-schmid

  23. 4 out of 5

    Beth

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mollymcg

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jen Bussinger

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shannakathleene

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joan E Hixon

  28. 5 out of 5

    Margy Eastmond

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

  30. 5 out of 5

    Marie

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