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Nurturing Young Navigators: Understanding Intuition in Children

Updated: Apr 6


In the symphony of a child's life, intuition plays a vital yet often overlooked melody. Like a gentle breeze guiding a paper boat, intuition navigates children through the currents of their experiences, offering whispers of wisdom that shape their perceptions and decisions. Understanding intuition in the context of child development unveils a profound aspect of their inner world, one that merits attention, nurturing, and appreciation.



What is intuition, particularly in the realm of children? Intuition can be understood as that inner sense, that gut feeling, inner knowing, and inexplicable sixth sense experiences that happen without conscious reasoning. In children, it often manifests as an instinctive response to situations, a subtle guiding force that influences their choices and behaviors. It's that feeling of unease when encountering a stranger or the sudden excitement before embarking on a new adventure.


One of the remarkable facets of intuition in children is its innate purity. Unlike adults who might filter their intuition through layers of experience and rationality, children's intuition often shines with a crystal-clear clarity. They haven't yet learned to doubt or dismiss it, making their intuitive responses raw, authentic, and deeply insightful.


Children's intuition can manifest in various ways, often reflecting their unique personalities and experiences. Some children may possess a heightened intuition, sensitivity, and empathy to the emotions of others, intuitively picking up on subtle cues and vibes. They might sense when someone is upset or when a situation feels unsafe, even if they can't articulate why. Others may demonstrate intuitive creativity, effortlessly tapping into their imagination and inner wisdom to solve problems or express themselves. Yet others have a heightened intuitive awareness about how to express themselves through movement, such as in sports or dance.


It's essential for caregivers and educators to recognize and honor children's intuition, creating a supportive environment where it can flourish. Encouraging open communication and active listening can help children feel validated and empowered to trust their instincts. Offering opportunities for creative expression, imaginative play, and mindfulness activities can further nurture their intuitive abilities, fostering a deeper connection to their inner selves and the world around them.


However, it's crucial to strike a balance between nurturing intuition and providing guidance. While intuition is a valuable compass, children still need guidance and boundaries to navigate the complexities of life safely. Caregivers can offer gentle guidance, helping children discern between intuition and impulsive reactions and teaching them to tune into their inner wisdom while also considering external factors and consequences.


Moreover, fostering a culture of respect for intuition can benefit not only individual children but also society as a whole. When children learn to trust their intuition and respect the intuitive abilities of others, they cultivate empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of human connections. This, in turn, can contribute to the creation of a more harmonious and compassionate world, where individuals are attuned to both their inner selves and the needs of others.


Understanding intuition in children unveils a profound aspect of their inner world, one that deserves our attention, nurturing, and respect. By recognizing and honoring children's intuition, caregivers and educators can empower them to navigate life's journey with greater confidence, authenticity, and empathy. Let us embrace the magic of our children's intuition and nurture these young navigators and visionaries who will shape the future with their innate wisdom and compassion.


The gift of high intuition is not always understood, and it can be difficult for parents to find resources to support themselves and their child if they don't know where to go or where to look for 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.





To learn more about our vision and mission or to 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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