The Deep Reason We Have 'Parental Intuition' — And Why We Need To Trust It MORE

Tune in to your kids.

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So, I’m wandering around the house at 3:45 a.m. because, for some reason (I could not for the life of me figure out why), I was wide-awake. 

I did not want to get on my laptop, I was not inspired to turn on the television in the living room, but I also did not want to toss and turn in bed any longer.

I looked down the hall towards the doors of my sons’ bedrooms.

"I should check on my kids," I thought.


"Why, though?" I asked myself. They were asleep like they are supposed to be.

But the pull to check on them outweighed the logic not to, as it does with most parents.

Son number one — yep, fast asleep.

For a moment I marveled at how cute he is, especially when he is sleeping. He is seven years-old and still surrounds himself with his stuffed animals and his favorite blankie.

I brushed his hair out of his face and kissed his cheek before leaving his room.

Then I saw a light shining in from under the closed door of son number two.

I reached for the door knob, turned the handle, pushed open and the door, and much to my surprise I see this child wide-eyed, sitting up in bed with his tablet watching YouTube videos. 


Needless to say, he was grounded for a month from electronics (though let’s see how long I last).

The point is, it was trusting my intuition that gently guided me into his room, in spite of the second-guessing, logical side of my brain.  

I have heard some amazing and miraculous stories from other parents who were so attuned to their intuition, they just knew something was wrong with their child who was at school, or in another country. And, because they acted on those vibes, were able to save their child from some impending harm and avert some wild random disaster.

And that is how intuition works. It’s the first instinct, the pull of the gut when the energy feels off, and the pull of the heart when the energy is good.


Everyone is intuitive. And parents, especially, are particularly energetically connected to their children.

This is why it is so vital to be aware, mindful, and attuned to those gut feelings, those “disturbances in the force”. 

Most of us are just not attuned to the gentle tug, or whispers, of our intuition.


Or, if we are, we find ourselves engaged in a mental tug of war, where you have that initial thought/instinct, but then we begin to second-guessing ourselves.

Because, by all means, we must be logical and practical, right? 


When it comes to our children, it is always appropriate to attune ourselves to our intuition, to know that the first instinct is there for a reason, and to trust it.


What we all need to stop doing, including yours truly, is to second-guessing ourselves and start trusting ourselves more

LeNae Goolsby is an intuitive empowerment life coach and oracle of the pragmatic persuasion.  When she is not working, she is creating, writing, and encouraging others to take their power back. For more information about LeNae visit