The Intuitive Generation

What's new about the generation of children growing up now?

Posted Jan 13, 2015

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely
because there is so much data.
- John Naisbitt


Our new generation of boys and girls globally are more intuitive than ever before. Their extra-sensory abilities are turned way up, and frankly I believe they are evolution in action. Since we’ve had the Boomers, Generation X, Y and what some say are Z—today’s children are the sum total of the best of what came before them with the added instincts of Captain Kirk.

The Rise of Intuition

Unlike previous generations that did whatever their parents said, these kids will speak up and stand up for what they want. They may be called difficult, challenging, stubborn and defiant but what these boys and girls are really doing is listening to their inner wisdom, which may not square with what you are asking them to do.

So what I suggest we do is step back, and see the strengths they bring so we can help them in intelligent ways. They collectively possess:

What’s so striking to me is that our children have changed and not necessarily in disordered ways, but different ways. They learn differently (not wrongly), they have fast-moving energy, and a sensitivity that goes beyond what most adults experience, which is why the generation gap is real and continues to widen with each passing moment.

The good news is also this intuitive generation “gets” who they really are at an earlier age and begins to make a mighty difference. Its full of kids like Elias Phoenix (piano prodigy at seven), Jack Andraka (teen inventor and scientist) and Christian Buck (Buddy Bench activist at eight). So instead of waiting until after college they start contributing straightaway.

The Next Frontier

Our new generation of children will challenge us to become more connected, not in the iPhone way but in the art of being more of who we really are. It is their highly intuitive intelligence, uncanny ability to cut through BS and their dogged determination to make a difference that is their hallmark. They are not good at taking no for an answer, but with a little guidance on the value of cooperation and how to affect positive change on this planet they can “live long and prosper” in the immortal words of Mr. Spock.



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Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, popular speaker and leading voice for highly sensitive and intuitive children. Her books include: Growing Happy Kids, The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids and upcoming, Highly Sensitive Kids. More info: or @mdhealy