Lol, I didn't expect all these comments on the post. I am so glad I am not the only one that is struggling with this.
Like you guys said with the babies. My brother's little girl had a very hard time a year ago with sleeping. Always cried before going to bed then waking up and crying again for hours on end and neither my brother or his wife understood what was wrong.
She was shy towards me at first but give or take an hour and she will be all over me, hugging me or sitting next to me, just so that some part of her could touch me. I immediately knew that she had a ghost following her, I would say it was a bad one but she was very afraid and had the worst dreams but would not talk to about it with her parents. She is four now so even if she wanted to talk a few years back she couldn't. That weekend we visited my brother, I slept by her bedside and sang her to sleep and since then she was very calm.
So yes, our empath 'ablities' are great towards children and even adults.
I just dont like the staring at all, like @aiden said, it's like they are searching for that something that makes us different. I don't like different. Even as a empath where we see and feel so much that doesn't always make sense. No one knows that I am a empath and I would like to keep it that way. It's just, people judging, searching for faults, etc. It makes me anxious and depressed.
I love babies and when they stare it is cute but from the age three and upward, I get uncomfortable. I don't like that people can feel something different about me. I was always on my own at school, knew a lot a people sure, but know one really knew how to talk to me.
I got send to a psychologist when a ghost popped up and scream at me when I was 12, as I walked into class. I refused to go to school for a week and since then, well there is a long story behind it all, but I was always stared at, have always been judge at other's standards and been yelled at for not being normal or acting strange or "Why can't you just be a normal kid?" kind of thing.
So the staring... I don't like it. Never have. Some people stare because they want to show their dominance and to that I will stand up to. Especially with the one guy I work with. so and yeah haha now I'm just making this a long story and totally off topic