For many years, we have been hearing the word “sensitive” when describing many of these new children (teens and adults), and we hear from many people who have questions about the “sensitive” children in their lives. We have heard that they are sensitive to food, sound, colors, clothing, electronics, the environment and many other factors. Now it seems like “energetically sensitive” is the new buzz phrase in describing many of the children, as well as many of us.

There was something about the word sensitive that made us feel uncomfortable, so we decided to look up the meaning of this word. In the dictionary, sensitive is described as a person who is susceptible to the attitudes, feelings or circumstances of others, quick to take offense; touchy, and easily irritated. No wonder we always felt our energy drain when we heard this word. It certainly is not very empowering, is it?

We then thought about the word “aware” and immediately felt a lightness energetically. We looked up its meaning in the dictionary and discovered that aware is defined as a person having or showing realization, perception or knowledge. Now, doesn’t that feel empowering? We truly felt that an aware person is one who has many choices and possibilities available.

Looking back on our journey with our son, Tristan, we have always seen him as being highly aware and not sensitive. Although, there were times that he did “act out” many things, including the behaviors of others, who were not very aware of what they were projecting out into the world. Instead of seeing him as the problem, or being sensitive, we looked beyond the appearances to discover the true reasons for his behavior. Additionally, we began giving him the tools that would help him navigate in this world with more ease.

Of course, there were times when others enjoyed using the word sensitive when speaking about Tristan. However, we would always say, “Yes, Tristan is very aware.” It was always interesting to see how people processed the fact that there are actually possibilities instead of limitations. It’s a very liberating way of being.

We see that there are so many aware children in the world and they continue to incarnate to wake us up to our awareness. In fact, they are showing us, and some actually demanding, that we no longer continue to make ourselves and our children assimilate into a world that is filled with things that are of a vibration that is not working for us, our children and every living thing.

What if they are showing us a better way of being that honors and nurtures everyone and is filled with love, compassion and even more awareness. What would it take for all of us to step into our awareness, even if it does not agree with the reality of mainstream’s belief system?

Instead of seeing these children as being “sensitive,” why don’t we give them the proper tools and techniques to help them navigate their way in a world that has not been, up to this point, very gentle, nurturing and supportive of Highly Aware Beings.

Janiece Boardway
Janiece L. Boardway, M.A., received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage, Family & Child Counseling. After the birth of her son, she has shifted her focus to a more spiritual realm. Janiece, along with her husband Michael and son Tristan, are the authors of the book, Our Family’s Journey: The Nurturance and Empowerment of a Spiritually Gifted and Aware Star Child with Crystalline Energy and his Parents. Janiece and her son have also co-authored an e-book, The Light We Share, describing Tristan’s experiences before incarnating on Earth in this lifetime. Janiece has published several articles in psychological journals, spiritual and parenting magazines. She has also been interviewed for articles written in the Los Angeles Times and Saddleback News. Please visit the Boardway Family at


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