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Nurturing Intuition: 5 Strategies for Supporting Your Child's Inner Wisdom



In a world that often values logic and reason above all else, nurturing intuition in our children can sometimes be overlooked. However, intuition – that gut feeling, inner knowing, instinct, or sixth sense experience – is a valuable tool that can guide us through life's twists and turns, helping us make decisions that align with our deepest truths. As parents, caregivers, and educators, it's essential to recognize the significance of intuition and to support our children in developing and trusting their inner wisdom. Here are five strategies to help foster and nurture intuition in the young minds we care for:


Strategy #1 - Encourage Open Communication


Create a safe and open environment where your child feels comfortable expressing their thoughts, feelings, and intuitive insights. Listen attentively and without judgment when they share their experiences or express their inner knowing. Encourage them to trust their instincts by validating their feelings and acknowledging the validity of their intuition, even if it contradicts conventional wisdom or logic.


Strategy #2 - Cultivate Mindfulness and Self-Awareness


Help your child develop mindfulness practices that allow them to tune into their inner voice and become more self-aware. Teach them to pay attention to their thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations without judgment. Activities such as meditation, journaling, or simply taking moments of quiet reflection can help sharpen their intuitive senses and deepen their connection with themselves.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift an the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
– Albert Einstein

Strategy #3 - Validate and Celebrate Intuitive Moments


Whenever your child acts on their intuition and experiences positive outcomes, acknowledge and celebrate their success. Highlighting these moments reinforces their trust in their inner wisdom and encourages them to continue listening to their intuition in the future. Even if their intuitive decisions don't always lead to the desired outcome, offer praise for their courage in following their instincts and emphasize the valuable lessons learned from the experience.


Strategy #4 - Expose Them to Diverse Experiences


Encourage your child to explore a variety of interests, hobbies, and experiences that stimulate their curiosity and creativity. Exposure to diverse experiences expands their perspective, cultivates empathy, and fosters a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Encourage them to trust their intuition when navigating new situations or making decisions, reminding them that their inner wisdom is a valuable guide in unfamiliar territory.


Strategy #5 -Lead by Example


As a parent or caregiver, model the behavior you wish to instill in your child by trusting your own intuition and making decisions aligned with your values and inner knowing. Share stories of times when you followed your intuition and how it positively impacted your life. By demonstrating the value of intuition in your own life, you inspire your child to cultivate and trust their own inner wisdom.


In nurturing intuition in our children, we empower them to navigate life with confidence, authenticity, and resilience. By fostering an environment that encourages open communication, mindfulness, validation, diverse experiences, and leading by example, we support our children in developing a deep trust in their inner guidance system. As they grow and mature, this intuitive foundation will serve as a guiding light, helping them make decisions that honor their true selves and lead to a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. Let's commit to nurturing intuition in the young minds entrusted to our care, recognizing its invaluable role in shaping their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth.


Where should you start? Visit our Highly Intuitive Kids Website and join our Facebook Parent Community.


The gift of high intuition is not always understood, and it can be difficult for a parent to find resources to support themselves and their child if they don't know where to go or where to look to find help. So, where do you start? Start by checking out our Highly Intuitive Kids website and Facebook Parent Community. These two resources provide helpful information and a community you can add to your parenting toolkit to help support you on your parenting journey. Click the links below.



Also, the Resources section on the Highly Intuitive Kids website contains recommended books, videos, online articles, and other helpful information. Here are some books to get you started. You can purchase them on Amazon by clicking the button below.





To learn more about our vision and mission or partner with us, please send an inquiry to highlyintuitivekids@gmail.com



Peace & Blessings,

Ellen Edmondson

Founder of Highly Intuitive Kids

Highly intuitive mom to an amazing 14-year-old highly intuitive son who was featured on the A&E Psychic Kids show in 2019 and Inside Edition in January 2022.

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