Dr. Caron Goode talks about how to support empathic children. She suggests that parents be proactive and not wait for a situation to arise. Explain to teachers, babysitters, grandparents, and caregivers up front that your child has some unique qualities or energetic sensitivity that may be displayed while under their care. Depending upon the age of the child, I can be helpful to either 1.) Empower the child to take responsibility for some situations, or 2.) Educate the caregivers about what is going on with the child spiritually and energetically.
With a younger the child, the caregiver or babysitter has to be told what to expect. Such as in the case with kids who see ghosts. There was a young native American child raised by his father and his grandmothers. When the child went to school, the father went to school to let the teacher know that if she had any questions about his behavior she should call the father directly. You see, the boy has been raised by his grandmothers, but oh by the way his grandmothers have passed over. From an early age the boy was trained to speak to his spirit walker grandmothers. They were with him; they raised him; they taught him how to do spiritual healing because he’s very much a young shaman in training. The father went to the school and explained specifically that the boy will go up and put his hand on other children’s hearts to soothe them when they are hurt or cry. One day the teacher came in after a car accident and the boy went up to her and touched her heart. Because she had been told in advance, she knew what he was doing and she was very accepting of it.
It takes pro-action. We’ve got to help these kids get through. We’ve got to educate so other people can understand and accept them. Be a champion communicator, get out there and help!
This is the last segment of Dr. Caron Goode’s discussion on how to support empathic children. You may contact Dr. Goode at http://live-spirit.com/contact-us/. To get the full transcript and listen to Caron’s entire presentation as well as the teaching of Suzy Miller, you may purchase the mp3s here:
Dr. Caron Goode is the author of ten books, including her latest: Kids who See Ghosts~ Guide Them Through Their Fear. Dr. Goode graduated with a doctoral degree from George Washington University in 1983 and is a licensed psychotherapist. Formerly a pediatric speech language pathologist, Suzy Miller is the visionary founder of Blue Star Brilliance LLC and author of AWESOMISM: A New Way to Understand the Diagnosis of Autism.
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