When I was around the age of 2, my parents always said I had a weird sort of 'sixth sense', for want of a better phrase, but neither of them particular believe in that sort of psychic type of thing and brushed it off. However, now that I'm nearly 18 and have had a couple of years of weird experiences, I'm looking for some help from people who understand and will believe me.
When I was about 15 I started to have what I guess you would call premonitions. They've always been small, unimportant things; something would cross my mind for example, out of no where I just knew that a girl in my class who I barely speak to should have had a haircut, and when she walked in, her hair had all been cropped of in a short style. I hadn't see this girl at all that day and it was the first lesson so no one I spoke to had mentioned her. Over the next few years I've had a numerous small visions like this. The thing is I always have these visions, but don't realise that it is a vision and not just a random thought until the event happens, I have difficulty distinguishing between them both.
I've spoken to a few family members about it and they tell me that it's just de ja vu (sorry for the spelling) but I know it's more than this, and that is why I've decided to put this story here. The only thing that my grandma did say to me is that my uncle used to have premonitions until about 14 (if he still has them he doesn't mention it) but no one else in my family has experiment anything like this as far as I know.
I know this is a pretty uninteresting story, and I do apologise, but I would really like some help as to how I can encourage these premonitions to be clearer to me, recently they've subsides but I feel like they're an important 'gift' that I want to develop. Is there any way I can improve the visions and also, is there any way that I can learn to distinguish between random thoughts and premonitions?
Thank you if you took the time to read this, and for any help and advice!