The gift of prophecy is the motivation to reveal unrighteousness in motives, words, or actions by speaking God’s Truth. The speaking forth of the mind and counsel of God.
Children with the budding gift of prophecy (insight) have tendencies which might be termed intense, active, perfectionistic and absolutistic. These characteristics appear in such things at play activity, social relationships, and personal habits. This seems to provide them with an understanding of people beyond their years, such as grasping family relationships.