Empaths are so special, but being an empath is a curse and a blessing at the same time. We often magnify the things when we try to describe how special and unique their powers are, but when it comes to understanding them and showing them love, respect, and acceptance, most of us are ignorant or ambivalent.
To have an empath child is even more special, to see that you’ve given birth to a creature so special, determined to change the world and contribute towards making the world a better place. However, we already mentioned that being an empath is a curse too, especially in these modern times when there is so much toxicity and hatred among people, not to mention hypocrisy and ignorance.
Anyway, a good parent will protect the empath child and guide their way in safety and tranquility. First of all, it is important to know if your child is an empath. These are the 15 most common signs:
1. THEY ONLY HAVE A FEW GOOD FRIENDS.
Your child is having issues in making bonds with other children. They feel unsafe and uncomfortable while being part of a larger group and they don’t trust a person easily, even though they are yet children.
2. THEY TAKE ON THE STRESS OF OTHERS.
If you have some certain issues that seriously bother you or make you sad or depressed, they have the unique power to take on the stress of you. They have relaxing and tranquilizing powers, so if you spot this attitude, you may have an empath in your house.
3. THEY ACT OUT WHEN YOU ARE UPSET.
They can’t stand it! They show signs of compassion and empathy that even adults are not able to show. They will reach you out and try to break your bubble to comfort you and give you a shoulder to cry on.
4. THEY CONNECT ON A DEEPER LEVEL WITH PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
They understand that we are one with mother nature, they live that way since an early age.
5. THEY ARE INTUITIVE.
They have strong intuition, even though they are not able to follow the signs properly. Their ‘gut’ works anyway and as the time is passing by, they develop their intuition more and more to a higher advanced level.
6. THEY LIKE TO SPEND TIME ALONE.
Rather than spending time with other children your child enjoys playing alone.
7. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS.
They can and will be the shoulder for others to cry on.
8. THEY ARE COMPASSIONATE.
They care about other people and want to see them improve. When something bad happens to someone your child is the first to want to help.
9. THEY DO NOT LIKE FAMILY GATHERINGS.
You may notice they are good at disappearing, this is because when things become overwhelming they have to cool down.
10. THEY REACT TO MOVIES AND BOOKS MORE THAN OTHER CHILDREN.
They are the kind of child that cries when something sad happens in the book or movie that they are enjoying. This is because they truly empathize with the characters, and when it is a book they can actually see it in their minds.
11. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T FIT IT.
Their strong feeling of not belonging will follow them for their whole life. This is how they feel most of the time and the feeling gets more intense when they are part of social groups.
12. THEY BECOME OVERSTIMULATED IN CROWDS.
I guess you already realized that empaths don’t fit in crowds. When they are young is less hurtful because they still can’t identify and understand the negative emotions of adults, but still, the negativity and social pressure in crowds makes it unbearable to them being there.
13. THEY DO NOT LIKE LOUD NOISES.
They want tranquility and peace. Loud noises ruin their comfort and make them anxious. They look for harmony and balance in all things, sudden, loud and unpleasant noises are not welcome.
14. THEY FEEL THINGS ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL THAN OTHER PEOPLE.
Their emotions go on a totally new level, unknown to the ‘regular people’. However, we need to be aware that the empaths are Lightworkers, so their cognitive and perceptual, as well as the empathic abilities enable them to feel all things more intense.
15. THEY CAN TELL WHEN SOMEONE IS LYING.
They are the best lie-detectors. If you already think that your child is an empath, you just can’t lie to them anymore. Try to find new and a better way to manage the situation.