I found your article while looking for answers to support my 14 year old son. Recently he started saying that he is worried about his 11 year old sister because he thinks she will not live long. He says he cannot 'see' her as an adult and doesn't feel her presence in the future.
I was shocked but tried to remain calm and hear him out. Apparently, he mostly senses this for people he is close to. He says I am going to live longer than my husband. Anyway, he was trying to explain the feeling but could not. He said the thought/sense just comes into his mind when he thinks very hard about someone. Now he says he needs to do something to protect his sister.
I spoke to my husband who is also very spiritual and a reiki healer (although he is not practising). He said our son is probably hyping himself up because he watches too many tv series with this sort of thing.
However we agreed to keep an eye on it and listen whenever he needs to talk.
Strangely, we lost our dog 2 years ago after it was strangled by a python. Our son had been worried the dog would be attacked by a snake. He started taking pictures of the dog in case this happened. When it did happen, we called the kids to tell them but our son said the words before. He broke down and kept saying..'I knew it'
How do we support him. Please help. Regards—Anna
The early teens can be a challenging time for boys. I do believe your son is intuitive; however, his intuitive gifts do not mean that he doesn't have to face the normal growth of any teenage—it's a complicated, sometimes painful to journey these years from 14 to the early 20s.
Thus, even though you may be impressed by his intuitive gifts, it's important to understand that more than anything, he needs you as strong, practical parents.
He needs you to lead him, not him to lead you.
What I have found in working with teens, especially creative and intuitive teens, is that they may be quite gifted intuitively, but may be lacking the emotional experience and depth that allows them to see the big picture. This is not about maturity—it's just the process for all teens.
I think your husband is on the right track: I would begin by limiting TV, internet, games, and really monitoring what your son is looking at. Remember: every screen (phone, internet, pad, all of it) is a portal in which energy and entities can reach us. TV, books like Twilight or other dark zombie, vampire style books, most games for teen boys... all are extreme portals of violence, dark energy, confusion... if your son has a lot of exposure to this, he is definitely being affected.
As a strong parent, you will really help him if you limit this exposure.
I'd start there, and see how his mood relaxes when he is free from these addictive, dark sources. Just because it's mainstream, doesn't mean it's healthy!
I would also suggest that your son has a visit or two with a regular therapist (a teen psychologist, not a psychic, intuitive or energy healer) who is not taken aback by the idea that he has intuitive gifts; it may take a little searching to find the right person. Your son's concern for his sister may stem from deeper worries, that he may need help processing.
It is almost always deeply useful for any teen to see a therapist from time to time—the adolescent years are complex, and there's always something to process.