My Top Ten Tips on Raising Psychic Children

By Debra Lynne Katz (

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1. Honesty is the best policy. On a subconscious level, your child will know when you’re lying, and this will create confusion for them and lead them to doubt their own inner voice as adults. This sets them up for future low self-esteem and relationship problems.

2. Do not unload your adult problems onto your child. Psychic children are also healers. They are usually wiser than their years. This makes it tempting to confide in them about issues they don’t have the emotional capacity to deal with.

3. Make sure your child has plenty of alone time. Psychic children pick up the emotions of others around them. They need extra time and space to separate from others. They need to not have every second of their time scheduled with social activities.

4. Notice if your child’s tantrums or sour mood correspond with your own. Children (and adults) channel the emotions and pain of those closest to them. It doesn’t matter whether these emotions are openly expressed by the parent. This is what makes your child psychic! Try visualizing a separation object in between the two of you. See yourself connected into the earth with a heavy cord, and see your child connected to the earth with a different colored cord.

5. Be very careful about who your child is exposed to. Adults who are alcoholics, drug addicts, or have sexual addictions or mental illness often have negative entities attached to them that a psychic child can sense and even fall prey to.

6. Don’t discount your child’s psychic impressions. If your child says she’s just seen a ghost, or has a feeling someone is going to have an accident, or tells you something about yourself that’s embarrassing, don’t deny it or tell them it’s their imagination. Instead, ask them how they arrived at that conclusion and show interest in what they’re saying. You don’t need to do anything more than that.

7. Guide children to use their imagination to fight their monsters. When your child has a bad dream, or is fearful about something he has just seen, lead him in a quick meditation where he has superpowers that help him defeat the monster. For example, if he dreams a monster chased him down the street, have him go back into the dream and imagine that he turns on the monster and chases him instead, perhaps with a large sword, wearing a superhero costume. Then let your child decide the final outcome.

8. Don’t encourage your child to read other people. If your child is spontaneously getting psychic impressions, encourage her to communicate these impressions to you before sharing them with others so you can decide together on the best course of action. Children will often project their fears or ideas onto their intuitive information, so it’s best for them to not become solo psychics until they have reached a certain level of emotional maturity.

9. Remember: Our imaginations are never “just our imaginations”! Our imaginations are vehicles to view psychic information (e.g., a ghost or knowledge about someone’s fate) and to manipulate psychic information for healing purposes (e.g., using our imaginations to get rid of the ghost or to perform an energy healing).

10. Don’t forget to have fun together! You and your child can play psychic games. Try to read each other’s minds or take turns hiding an object in a box at a remote location and see who is more psychic!


Debra Lynne Katz (as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network) is an award-winning, internationally renowned speaker and the Founder and Director of the International School of Clairvoyance (ISC), the first online school in the world to offer interactive small-group clairvoyant training in a teleseminar and webinar format. Debra is author of You Are Psychic and two other popular books about developing our innate psychic abilities, finding greater inner growth and peace, and the power of manifesting our greatest desires through spiritual awareness, visualization, and clairvoyance. She is currently a PhD student in Psychology at the University of West Georgia.

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