Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that we can all agree that one of the most beautiful things to witness as a mother or father is to watch the slow growth and maturing of a new soul, born into this world with fresh eyes and a playful, childlike understanding of life. Agree? But, what actually happens when, as a mother or father, you bring into this world a child who displays a variety of unusual and incongruous traits with that of being a youngster? So, your child (instead of being wide-eyed and simplistic), is perceptive and complex. Instead of being naïve and spontaneous, your child is sensible and knowing. Instead of being fresh and uncomplicated, your child is experienced and intuitive. All I’m trying to say is that instead of being young at heart, your child is undeniably and unmistakeable old at heart. And, the real and “ugly” truth is that if your child does not fit the typical mold of his or her age group, you might have an Old Soul on your hands. And if you didn’t fit the norm of the kids your age growing up, you’re most likely an Old Soul as well.
8 Signs Your Child is an Old Soul in a Young Body – Don’t Ignore Them
Note: the Old Soul child is one of the greatest unexpected blessings life has to offer not only because of their innate wisdom, but also because of the level-headed stability they have to offer. And, this means that if you are struggling to relate to your child, understand where they are coming from, or simply want some closure, you might benefit from reading the signs below:
- Your child is otherworldly.
To be honest with you, you don’t know what exactly it is about your child. But, you know that something about them seems out of place. The best word you can think to describe your son or daughter is that they are “otherworldly”. Your child just don’t seem to be from this world, and often times they are very much in a world of their own making.
- They are pensive.
While the other parents are kicking balls, shooting hoops and taking their little tykes to playgroup, your child seems to be withdrawn, dreamy and contemplative. Your child seems to be in a perpetually pensive state, quietly absorbed in their own meditative world.
- They struggle to fit in with other children their age.
Although they usually attempt to blend in with the children in their age group, if your child is an Old Soul they will gradually lose interest in the conversations, interests and dramas of the kid’s their age. And parents, you should be very careful, because sometimes this can result in being bullied and picked on, especially in school, and so they can sometimes live their childhood and pubescent years as outcasts.
- They can relate to people much older than them.
Yes, and you’ll probably notice that they often gravitate towards spending time with older people. At school they usually tend to befriend the teachers, and in the family social life, they tend to enjoy talking to older people. Why – well, that’s easy to answer! This is because psychologically, they are on the same level.
- They don’t like listening to authority.
You should also know that old soul children are highly intelligent, astute and observant and so are not as susceptible to blindly obeying authority as childlike children are. Instinctively feeling themselves to be equals to their adult peers, Old Soul children tend to get in trouble with figures of authority while growing up, easily seeing through the puerile, flawed and illogical demands they are often confronted with.
- They tend to spend a lot of their time alone.
Unfortunately, they will find it difficult to integrate into the social circles of their age group. Coupled with their contemplative natures, Old Soul children will often spend time alone despite their often well-developed social skills. But, you should know that this is not because the child is anxious or depressive, but simply because they are comfortable in their own company and rarely need to depend on anyone else to provide them with enjoyment and stimulation.
- They are very inquisitive.
Old soul children are always seeking to perpetually build on their knowledge and wisdom from a young age, which is the main reason why they ask many questions about the world in different shapes and forms. If your child is an Old Soul, they can often be found reading books, exploring the world, experimenting and asking surprising questions.
8. They are responsible and independent.
Yes, and we can easily say that one of the most noticeable characteristics of the Old Soul child is that they are unusually stable and reliable. For this reason, many parents who have Old Soul children often find themselves leaning on them for support, advice and assistance. While the good-natured Old Soul child is happy to help whenever needed, eventually, if they are given too many responsibilities or depended on too heavily, they will seek distance and freedom. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share.