The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children [NOOK Book]

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Help Your Intuitive Child Thrive

Do you have a child who can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body? How about one who may tune into an unspoken conflict between family members or even make a remark to “be careful!” before you stumble upon a troubling situation. If so, you may be the parent of a highly intuitive, empathic child. All human beings possess...
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The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children

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Overview

Help Your Intuitive Child Thrive

Do you have a child who can walk into a room and feel “the vibe” instantly in their body? How about one who may tune into an unspoken conflict between family members or even make a remark to “be careful!” before you stumble upon a troubling situation. If so, you may be the parent of a highly intuitive, empathic child. All human beings possess intuition and empathy. Highly intuitive children (and adults) are born with a turbo-charge on this trait.

Life for these children can be challenging as they grow up in a culture that favors the rational and 5 physical senses. Parents, teachers and therapists can help these children shine with their 6th sense through the guidance outlined in this book. The Highly Intuitive Child demystifies the world of children’s intuition in a balanced way and offers practical advice on how to help these children thrive with their gift.

Contents Include:
• How to easily identify The Intuitive Child
• How life is different for highly intuitive, empathic kids
• The 10 skills intuitive kids need to master before leaving home
• The connections between neuroscience and the intuitive trait
• How to help intuitive kids learn the boundary skills they especially need
• Support tailored for the parents and families of highly intuitive kids
• How to help intuitive kids rebalance easily through the creative arts
• Learn about what inhibits intuitive kids at home, at school and in society
• Hear about what other cultures can teach us about supporting these children
• Success stories of adults who prove that it is never too late to learn how to fully benefit from their intuitive, empathic abilities.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Crawford, a psychotherapist, approaches her topic from the perspective of a professional who has dealt with many intuitive children during the past 20 years, and also as an intuitive individual herself. Children who are highly intuitive and empathic, she explains, both present and face unique challenges, and parents who are not particularly intuitive themselves may be shocked, perplexed and even frightened by their offspring's unusual gifts. While certain indigenous cultures have long regarded intuitive children in a positive light (such as the Inuit and ancient Mayans), mainstream America-and its parenting books-have avoided the topic, the author claims. Crawford steps up to the plate, dealing with the intuitive child's difficulties at home and at school, and encouraging parents to offer love and acceptance. She explains that empathic children often take on the weight of the world, and may become overly stressed by and sensitive to injustice. In a useful chapter, Crawford outlines 10 important skills that parents can teach intuitive children ranging from learning how to tell the difference between random fears and intuition, to how to turn down the volume on "intuitive antennae." While Crawford's audience may be somewhat limited, she offers sincere support and practical information to parents searching to aid and more deeply understand their highly intuitive child. (Dec.)

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Library Journal

Crawford, a marriage-family therapist and registered art therapist, offers a gentle and insightful approach to parenting children with highly intuitive abilities or sensitivities. Conceding that all people have intuition and sensitivity, she argues that certain children are born with these traits functioning at a higher capacity, and they encounter specific challenges such as feeling responsible for others' emotions or absorbing group stress. She does not seek to lessen their sensitivity but rather to teach acceptance and self-help for their authentic nature, while helping parents understand how best to support them. Crawford identifies ten skills that intuitives should master, including differentiating between fears and intuition and distinguishing one's energy from others'. She is especially strong when discussing the value of art in a child's growing development. Crawford briefly acknowledges the fringe term "Indigo Children," which is not recognized by the medical community and often considered hocus-pocus; the publisher's emphasis on this aspect of the book is an unfortunate marketing decision. There are pearls of wisdom here for parents of children on the high end of the sensitivity spectrum, with or without intuitive abilities. Recommended for comprehensive parenting collections or where Elaine Aron's The Highly Sensitive Child circulates well.
—Julianne J. Smith

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"Crawford, a marriage-family therapist and registered art therapist, offers a gentle and insightful approach to parenting children with highly intuitive abilities or sensitivities. Conceding that all people have intuition and sensitivity, she argues that certain children are born with these traits functioning at a higher capacity, and they encounter specific challenges such as feeling responsible for others' emotions or absorbing group stress. She does not seek to lessen their sensitivity but rather to teach acceptance and self-help for their authentic nature, while helping parents understand how best to support them. Crawford identifies ten skills that intuitives should master, including differentiating between fears and intuition and distinguishing one's energy from others'. She is especially strong when discussing the value of art in a child's growing development...There are pearls of wisdom here for parents of children on the high end of the sensitivity spectrum, with or without intuitive abilities. Recommended for comprehensive parenting collections..." —Library Journal, Julianne J. Smith, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI

"Crawford, a psychotherapist, approaches her topic from the perspective of a professional who has dealt with many intuitive children during the past 20 years, and also as an intuitive individual herself. Children who are highly intuitive and empathic, she explains, both present and face unique challenges, and parents who are not particularly intuitive themselves may be shocked, perplexed and even frightened by their offspring's unusual gifts. While certain indigenous cultures have long regarded intuitive children in a positive light (such as the Inuit and ancient Mayans), mainstream America—and its parenting books—have avoided the topic, the author claims. Crawford steps up to the plate, dealing with the intuitive child's difficulties at home and at school, and encouraging parents to offer love and acceptance. She explains that empathic children often take on the weight of the world, and may become overly stressed by and sensitive to injustice. In a useful chapter, Crawford outlines 10 important skills that parents can teach intuitive children ranging from learning how to tell the difference between random fears and intuition, to how to turn down the volume on "intuitive antennae." While Crawford's audience may be somewhat limited, she offers sincere support and practical information to parents searching to aid and more deeply understand their highly intuitive child." - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897935524
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 484,145
  • File size: 373 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine Crawford, MFT, ATR is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist with 18 years of experience providing therapy to children and adults of all ages. She specialized in the unique needs of highly intuitive children and adults in her private practice in Mountain View, California.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 Who is the highly intuitive child? 8

Ch. 2 Common challenges faced by intuitive children 25

Ch. 3 Stress and the intuitive child 42

Ch. 4 When an intuitive child needs professional help 58

Ch. 5 The care and keeping of intuitive, empathic bodies 68

Ch. 6 Boundaries 83

Ch. 7 Parenting the intuitive child 99

Ch. 8 Teaching the ten skills 117

Ch. 9 Art, play, and spirit for the intuitive child 143

Ch. 10 What indigenous wisdom can teach us about highly intuitive children 156

Ch. 11 All grown up now 171

In Closing 187

Endnotes 188

Suggested Reading 191

Index 194

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    I liked the phrases and thoughts like intuitive manners, intuiti

    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.

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