I have had my ability since I was a young child. I remember psychic dreams that came true and like most children, I was told by at least one parent that it was all imaginary, so a large portion of my ability was. I wouldn't say forgotten but put dormant. But, regardless, I still had prophetic dreams once in a while and could always sense spirits.
Fast forward to having my own child. Who has the same gifts that I had. But, unlike my parents, I encourage her gift. When she was a small toddler, there was one day where all she would do was stare into this corner of the apartment. I knew she was seeing someone but I didn't know who. That same night, I was working on the computer and I felt a hand on my shoulder, I immediately knew who the spirit was and called the hospital in the city where my grandparents lived and found out that my grandfather had passed. So, he was who my daughter was watching in the corner.
When my daughter was 3, she came up to me one day and informed me that Egypt was in her blood and then proceeded to tell me the names of all of these Pharaohs and their queens. She told me that she planned on going to Egypt to help find the mummies that couldn't be found.
Currently, my daughter is 9 and she still has her gifts and they are more, I'm not sure, powerful? She still wants to be an Egyptologist, although she tells me now that her "invisible friends" are going to help her on her journey. She plays school with them and I can hear her teaching them math.
I am told that because my daughter can see and talk to them, she is a modern Ghost Whisperer and that because of the abilities that she and I have, we are beacons for lost spirits. I'm okay with being a "Beacon" I would much rather have a spirit make a home with me than being lost and alone.
I guess I'm curious, are my daughter and I psychic, sensitive or both.