Thursday, November 4, 2010

An Interview with Caron Goode

Caron Goode is a frequent guest contributor to our blog. Caron’s continuous education, experience in psychology and professional writing makes her a great resource for parents wishing to create and maintain a nurturing relationship their children. She has positioned the Academy for Coaching Parents International at the forefront of the parent coaching movement to disseminate the coaching model of empowerment for parents.

Dr. Goode graduated with a Doctoral Degree from George Washington University in 1983 and is a licensed psychotherapist. She completed post-doctoral certifications in Wellness and Women's Spirituality at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. In addition, she holds the titles of National Certified Counselor and Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association.

Here she talks about her book Raising Intuitive Children and her ongoing work with parents of intuitives.

NEW PAGE: Through your book Raising Intuitive Children, readers find that there are multiple types of intuition a child may possess. How could a parent tell which type of intuitive their child is?

CARON GOODE: While all children have a sense of intuition, the way their intuitive intelligence shines through is often paired with their talents and temperaments. Think of intuitive intelligence as each child’s radar that is constantly scanning, and where the child focuses his or her scanning will be in the interests and or strength.

For example, a child who is active physically, like in sports will use their intuition to sense their body’s position, have strong motor skills and a well developed sense timing and movement. In an interview with Kendall Gammon, retired snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, once explained that the moment of snapping the ball is instantaneous, and is an intuitive moment, a flash, when he knows to make the play. He can practice snapping the ball thousands of times, but intuition tells him when to snap.

High intuitive intelligence paired with mental capacity is found in children with vivid imagination and high creativity. These kids are often tuned to their inner world of listening to the music in their head, or writing a play or planning a way to earn money for the summer. Or their inner mental pictures may be tuned to mathematical concepts or a personal interest in the stars.

High intuitive intelligence when paired with emotional skills results in an empathic child who is attuned to other people’s feelings, and can read the high and lows of moods, facial expressions, and body language. Their intuitive radar, so to speak, scans emotional energy accurately.

Intuitive children who feel connected to the earth or to animals, as opposed to feeling connected to people, feel a spiritual alliance. Their intuitive intelligence requires their feet on the earth and dog to hug for their sense of wholeness.

NEW PAGE: What is the difference between “psychic” and “intuitive” children?

CARON GOODE: While intuitive children have a strong ability attune to their world through feeling, those gifted with higher or stronger levels of intuitive intelligence are called psychic, just like a talented musician can be a virtuoso. The psychic child’s connection to energy and environments is not through feeling alone, but also through telepathy, empathy, and kinesthesia.

NEW PAGE: In your experience, what type of intuitive style is the most common?

CARON GOODE: What I see as most common right now are the numbers of children with high artistic creativity and also empathy. Sensitive children sometimes seemed burdened by overwhelming media messages about planetary crisis and economic stressors. However, thanks to positive media formats on psychic and paranormal activities, a new emerging group of skilled intutive children are the psychic kids – turned on and tuned in.

NEW PAGE: Can you give us some insight as to what an individual taking a course at the Academy for Coaching Parents would learn?

CARON GOODE: A person taking a course would understand how to blend the science of parenting and the science of coaching into a profitable home-based business as a certified parenting coach. Parenting coaches have a natural, interpersonal skill to listen, support, and guide parents to discover their own answers. What a joy to not try to fix what a parent thinks is wrong, but to find out what is working and apply those strengths to better connection or communication.

NEW PAGE: Tell us a little bit about what you’re working on now.

CARON GOODE: My next series of books will consider how the choices we make today impact and influence our lives in 2030. So what really happens after 2012? Unto Thirteen Generations, how what you choose today will impact your future and everyone else’s too reviews how the choices we make in eating, thinking, spending, and lifestyle will influence future generations. For examples, one research study indicates that a father who eats junk food influences his daughter’s health in her teen years. With 1 in every 150 children being autistic, will our present school system adapt?

NEW PAGE: What is the most interesting book you’ve read lately?

What I am reading now is The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems by Ronald Siegel, PsyD that presents a way of living life in an easier way.

Interview by Kristen Zimmer

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