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Is My 12 Year Old Daughter Empathic And Psychic?


My daughter is 12 years old. At the age of 11 she started seeing spirits of those she knew and those she didn't know. They all speak to her. One of the spirits she saw was my grandfather whom she has little recognition of. She would tell me things from way back in his past, like 35 years ago, that she could never have known. The other spirits that she has seen and spoken with, she has actually told of how they died.

There was also a time when she told me not to go to a meeting at work the next morning that something bad would happen to me. She got very upset while telling me not to go. I had a total loss wreck that next morning going to that meeting. There have been quite a few incidents like this with her.

It literally scared her to death to begin with at which point I took her to a doctor who sent her for psychological testing, to a psychiatrist and a therapist. They couldn't find anything physically wrong with her, which didn't surprise me. The only thing they all agreed on was that she was the most Empathetic child they had ever seen. She absorbs emotions from not only people but also animals. She seems so lost at times because she doesn't know how to handle all of the emotions that she is absorbing.

Could someone please help me as far as finding her a school or advice on helping her manage her gifts? I have always believed in her 100% in what she has experienced. I know first hand it is real. I just need some help to help her.

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12empathic-and-misunderstood (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-09-05)
wow I can't believe this this is just so wierd that this has happened to so many people at 12 years old. Becuase I am 12 too., and me and two of mi friend just recently have been researching spiritual activity because we all 3 had what we found out what was called an 'awakening'. And everything this article has been saying has happened to me. Me and both of mi friends have different, I guess you can call them powers.? We found out what they were in our awakenings. Which mi awakening came to me in a dream. I am the empathic out of 3. I can sense and understand exactly when and where spirits are and I can see them., and when mi friend jessie had her awakening I was with her., and I saw something white and glowing above her while she was sleeping which I assumed was an angel or a 'good spirit' watching over her as she slept to protect her while she was having her awakening in her dream just as I had predicted would happen. And mi friend christina her mom is just full out psychic. So chrisitna is was basically born into her awakeing as you could say and we know all three of us didn't just become great friends right off the bat when we met cowinsidentaly., when we all told each other what had happened., we knew automatically what had happened. Christina's mom is supposed to help us now,. Since ever since the begining she saw and knew exactly what was going to happen., but she didn't tell us becuase she knew she was supposed to let us find out everything on out own. And truthfully., that's the short version of the story. But we still don't know what to think of this. It is just all so overwhelming. But we are all just in hope that we will be safe and protected by our good spirits as we try to help them as much as we can. But I am the empathic., I can sense and see the spirits. Jessie can hear clearly and fully understand what the spirits are saying when trying to connect with us., and christina is the main one of us all. She 'knows'. Knows WHY the spirits are they, what they want with us, and what we are supposed to be doing to help the spirits that surround us. I love reading up on this kind of stuff it helps me find out more about miself, and makes me feel more comfprt knowing there are plenty more out there like me., since I can't tell mi parents. I tried once., but mi parents threatened to send me to a doctor. Then ever since I stay quiet until those days come where 'things' of knowing come to me., good or bad and just makes me like a zombie the rest of the day. Every time I even begin to tell someone since I wish I could so bad (people besides jessie and christina) the voices just come in mi head telling me to not tell. Or terrible things will happen., and I don't even want to try to go against that not even to test it., so I chose and know now that the best thing to do is to only talk and share when things happen to me with christina and jessie only. That helps., it the most help I'm allowed to get really. And for now., that's all I believe I need. With much love and belief- 12empathic and misunderstood
ktw_harley101 (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-18)
HI. I'm 13 years old. I have been empathic with spirts ever sence I was 5. But I never new what was happening until this day. Because ever sence I was 5 my empahtic to spirts has gotton stronger... I found out when my mom met this girl which was empathic to humans and a little bit with spirts. She is my teacher so they call it, she helps me with ever thing. And I get a lot of emotions thrown at me from both dead and alive. But what helps me is a cyrstal it will help your daughter with every thing. It kind of sorts out her emotions which one is hers and not. And if she ever gets scared because I know I do, use sage or salt and olive oil just a pithch and mark your doors and windows. With it. To get reed of bed spirts. But you have say in the name of the lord and the holy ghost make all evil leave this house. But if she wants some spirts to stay just say it. Let... Stay. They are no bad spirts in my house. Just my 2 uncles and this women who died in the plague, she watches over me to make sure there are no BAD spirts around me:),. And if daughter don't already know this. White fighures are her angles.:) and I love the gift that I have becuase god gave to me for a reason the smae with your doughter. And also if oyur daughter is very marture for her age its because that she has a gift;). And maybre her teacher will come along to help guide her.:). Or maybe not.? Byeee
jbroadrunner (3 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-14)
I have many experiences of ghosts around me, behind be, etc. I know that they are there. I think that they are friendly ones. I speak to them especially the man that built and died in this house. His name was Mr. Sawyer so that is what I call him.
DarkBlueStar (11 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-14)
I'm curious about how the psychiatrists determine that your daughter was empathic? I didn't notice any direct examples of emapthy. Does she say that she can feel what the cat is feeling? Or does she cry when she looks at them sometimes? I am empathetic and I cry a lot, but it isn't usually sad crying - it's hard to explain, because it's not always happy crying either. However, I've never seen a ghost. I only 'feel' them, and communicate with them, (often rather poorly), with sounds and symbols. She is more than just empathetic. I am certain that your daughter is a medium. I don't consider empathy the same thing as being a medium, but it definitely helps and may be a necessary part of being a medium. If she is also empathic (in the paranormal since of the word, not the standard dictionary terminology) this will help her to retain her ability when she becomes an adult. Often children loose their gifts, or they grow faint as they become adults.
Riicebunnyx (1 stories) (5 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-03)
Your really lucky that your daughter told you about all these... I'm 12 too and I can't tell my parents about what's happening to me... I THINK I'm a empath too since somehow I can figure out peoples feelings, understand them... (Like being in peoples shoes) but I don't know how to control them... Well either way, your daughter is an empath and psychic =D
MidnightWolfCalls (2 stories) (31 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-02)
First off, if your daughter can come to you with this, that is great! You two have a fantastic relationship! Secondly, your daughter does sound empathetic, very empathetic. Though, for your daughter the most I suggest is meditation. It will help her abilites to grow, relaz her, and get them under control. Though, if she so wishes to when she's older she can get them to leave unless they are a natural gift. Though, her getting them at eleven is something... Most are getting them later and later. Though, besides your daughter being an empathetic, she's a medium. Congradulations, to you both, and always have faith in her abilites.
ostara8 (124 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-01)
no idea if this would help you at all, but have you heard of chip coffrey? He leads a show called psychic kids, and the kids and parents of them who connected with him, he was able to help and give good insight to. Well, if all else fails. Good luck... You have one of the new special souls sent here for a big purpose. Please teach her about her spirit guides or angels if you prefer. She can and should ask them for ANY help she needs, as can you:)
leighmillage95 (2 stories) (13 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-31)
This is a very intersting story. I can tell you this, I'm not an empath, but I am a little psychic, and I know what it's like to go through this kind of thing. My mom had a hard time with her ability as well, and I'm just beginning to control mine. Never let your child go through this alone. She needs some one to be by her at all times, and as far as a school goes, I think you should just let her go to a regular school, that's what I am doing right now. Just make sure she is in a good emotional state to go to school with others who may or may not have her ablities.

Best hopes,
amberlee1 (1 stories) (26 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-30)
hi, I'm only 15 years old, but I have been dealing with this for a long time. When I was your daughters age not too long ago, I was very scared and I didn't know what to do. Because I didn't tell my parents so I was dealing with it all alone. I think the best thing for you to do is be there for her. Listen to her and comfort her.
Amber ❤
dreamergurl (guest)
15 years ago (2009-05-30)
Hi there! Well, for one, your daughter is extremely gifted in a very very good (but bittersweet) way. Most people on this earth have lost their talents that we are all born with because of modern day science and technology, and it really is a sad thing that this is happening. Luckily, people like your daughter keep these talents in our bloodstreams.

As for dealing with it, I don't know if she is old enough to try this, but have her attempt meditation. While she is, have her think only about her own individual feelings, and be able to identify them on her own. Then, have her try it around other people; eventually she will be able to distinguish her own feelings from the overwhelming ones all around her.

I hope this helped! Good Luck-

Annie ❤
PathR (4 stories) (1274 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-30)
Re advice/management!
I will explain alittle, forgive me if this is rambling or reinforcement of what is known! Clairvoyance is the 3rd eye seeing spirit. Empathy has to do with feeling/sensing energy to include objects,people,places,events when reading the interpretation, to hear, Clairaudience.
These are associated with glands and the parasympathetic system which connects all
Chakras (aka:spiritual centers).

All people are complosed of subtle matter plus other compounds of matter this is also in animals as well as places.

People exchange energy through,feeling,emotionally giving out, prayer,visualization,intent,will. For an individual to feel unbalanced is to experience-fear,overwhelming,headaches,tiredness,
Fatigue. It is compounded when we do not understand, unable to manipulating or control what is occuring.

Tools: protection, manipulating energy, clearing it, balancing it must be the aim. In the morning I use protection,
There is a point where our aura just works as a shield, but one has to work towards that.
If you are a person whom prayes, this too carries will/intent/energy.

There are some universal laws you can google: ask spirit 3x, law of grace=so we have the right to intervene, law of attracton=we will attract what we put out.
If you read the bible there are biblical laws such as asking spirits intent. The things we speak are spirit and life. By these principles we have the right to move, spirits along to the path of light/healing/freedom.
Some times when an individual works talking to spirit it can be overwhelming since they can't shut it off, if the spirit is trying to get through and is very strong it can feel as if they wish to pass out.

Just being there for your child is really good!
Sports/games/good healthy food as others have said.
A good book always helped my eldest. I agree if you feel she is ready to read the postings here can eliminate feelings of isolation.
You are blessed since you have an open relationship with you daughter. Blessings
epoy1984 (14 stories) (644 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
hi there alex. Thanks for your comment and I am sorry if I don't have time on sending you mails. It is because I am busy with my daily life. Good day godspeed and take care to you always =).Can we be friends alex? ❤ 😁 😉
rafael_6399 (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
this is intresting case, let me tell you something, never let your daughter go through this alone or she end up more unbelieveable powerful then you can imagine...
Buruberi (2 stories) (39 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
My little sister is 12 and also has those abilities.

She will now explain to your daughter:

I'm Ariana, also 12. Don't worry about your daughter. Just make sure she eats well, and gets rest. I always look to the ghosts and 'help' them. Don't be afraid. Develop a shield to protect yourself from demons. I can always help her at wulfgal [at] Just have her e-mail me for advice. Bye!

PathR (4 stories) (1274 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
Hi your story is interesting.
I am 50yrs old and have a 2 daughters,
The eldest so rarely spoke of her experience for she was her mothers daughter. In her early 20's she mentioned she thought she suffered mentally because why did she feel/see a cobweb across her face when there was none, in a vision as she lay in bed. I had to tell her there is nothing wrong with you! Her last visit we compared notes this year. I would encourage your daughter to say what she senses as you are doing. Even though she is young she can tell the feeling to leave and go into the light, if it is not her's (its energy), it will leave!
If she is mature she can practice feeling/sensing/seeing white light protect around her. For empathetics its a mad world since we seem to be sponges. The key is balancing our own energies, understanding our own needs as females, defining others energies/emotions. Even simple hot bath with 1/2 cup baking soda and sea salt with essential herbs for stress will relieve neg energy. I know as a mom it is not our nature to just stand by, we are use to making everything better. You could both read on crystals:obsidian which absorbs negitivity but clear it after use. You just being aware of meditation/grounding/protection/function of chakras that is mentioned on this site and others will help educate you so when the door of opportunity presents itself. You will have some answers. Its a learning process for everyone. Even the most knowledgable people had to start with the longest journey with a single step. Just being there for your daughter is good and let's her know she is normal. Letting her just be a teen is great! For that is what my husbands mom did for him... Blessings
Guessing1111 (33 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
First, you are her mom. Tell her that she is normal. She needs reassurance that she's not a weirdo or anything. Natural is however people are in their lives. I've been there long ago, before it was so accepted. My father told me once to shut-up, that was 8 hrs. Before we were with my uncle and in a total loss wreck also. Helpful. Don't make a big deal about it. Don't freak. Listen. Reassure. Have her use her insights in school to progress to a productive, self supporting person. She would be good as a social worker, psychologist, school guidance counsellor, engineer who wants to invent. Tell her that everyone is sensitive a little, and a few are sensitive more, but it's not strange. It's just a part of life, like being able to play the piana without lessons, perfect pitch.
alex_ (5 stories) (24 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
Being an Empath, and a psychic, is not an easy journey. Especially since she's this sensitive at her young age. Empathy is as much a gift as it is a curse. It is a journey and a challenge. But God wouldn't have given her this gift if he didn't believe she couldn't handle it and use it well.

I'm also a Empath and psychic. I remember when I first told my mother about being an Empath. My biggest fear was her mocking me, or telling me it wasn't true. Rejecting me. (I'm 17 and very close to my mother, but I still feared this deeply.) The fears kept me from telling her for a long time. But she supported me, and gave me love. It was the most amazing feeling in the world.

Just continue to support her, and do research so you can better understand what she's going through.

I also find it amazing that she can feel animals emotions. I can as well, but I haven't really been able to feel anything outside of my pets yet, but I'm getting stronger quickly. I actually got sick when my dog was sick once. It was crazy, and I was amazed how powerful my Empathy was.

Alex [:
ukpsychic (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-29)
Hi there. Your story resonates with me... The 'things' I experienced and saw as a child scared me. The one thing I really wished for was understanding and acceptance. My parents discouraged any sort of 'odd behaviour' and believed that I had an overactive imagination. To add to this, I went to a Catholic School; the minute you start telling the Nuns that you are having visions and voices, your scholastic journey becomes difficult to say the least... From my experience, it would have been so helpful if I had been 'listened to'. I really don't think that I would have found it helpful if I had tried to improve my abilities as a young child; to be quite honest, if I had read some of the information you can find about our 'specialties', it would have scared me. Despite repressing my abilities, (I believed I was going straight to Hell because I was hearing voices etc, and believed that I was somehow 'evil') they still seemed to grow. I can imagine your Daughters story will be a very different, much happier one. From my perspective, if I had been 'understood', believed, and encouraged, I wouldn't have had as many hangups as a child. The thing about having certain abilities, I have found that when you are ready to increase your knowledge, you start to 'dig around' at your own pace, and learn at a pace that is comfortable for you. The most important thing is to receive patience and understanding in a secure environment. Having abilities like this is a bit of a double edged sword. If you are made to feel too different, and too 'special' you can have just as hard a time growing up as you would have if you had an upbringing such as mine.
Best of luck - I am sure she will be fine with a loving and caring Mom like you.
CeeDee (1 stories) (36 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-28)
Hi angelsweets,
Why not invite her to look at this web site? She will recognize herself in some of the stories here and help her not to be scared about what she sense. I think it is important to include your daughter in this initiative and reinforce the idea that she is normal kid but with different capacities.
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-28)
Scared to death-reflected fear
Impossible magic frightens its audience
Close your eyes and listen
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
15 years ago (2009-05-28)
There are other mothers on this site who have gifted children just like yours. I'm sure they can offer some advice. All that your daughter can be is up to her. There aren't "schools" per se but you can find a ton of information in any good bookstore, library, and on-line (you don't need to spend money if you don't' want to and don't give it to anyone just randomly). The question is, how much does she want to develop this gift? I always tell people to start by educating themselves. Every human has chakras that can be developed so start there (even a simple Google search will get her going). From there you can explore meditation, remote viewing, the third eye (part of our chakra system), understanding energy, out-of-body experiences, frequencies, vibrations and so on.

Make sure she eats well and gets good rest. She'll need that to cope with the drain until she learns how to shield herself. Think of rays from the sun. They are constantly streaming in so we have to learn to put some block on!

Best to you,
P.s. Yes, your daughter is psychic and an empath.

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