Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Indigo Children

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Yesterday I was told that Ethan is a classic example of an Indigo Child. This is not the first, second, or third time someone has made a similar statement to me, and so I decided the term worth a google search.

I found a list of questions to ask yourself about your child:

Did your child come into the world acting like royalty?

Does your child have a feeling of deserving to be here?

Does your child have an obvious sense of self?

Does your child have difficulty with discipline and authority?

Does your child refuse to do certain things they are told to do?

Is waiting in lines torture for your child?

Is your child frustrated by ritual-oriented systems that require little creativity?

Does your child see better ways of doing thing at home and at school?

Is your child a nonconformist?

Does your child refuse to respond to guilt trips?

Does your child get bored rather easily with assigned tasks?

Does your child display symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder?

Is your child particularly creative?

Does your child display intuition?

Does your child have strong empathy for others?

Did your child develop abstract thinking very early?

Is your child very intelligent?

Is your child very talented (may be identified as gifted)?

Does your child seem be a daydreamer?

Does your child have very old, deep, wise looking eyes?

Does your child have spiritual intelligence?

I counted the number of questions I responded to with a yes (10 or more with a yes, and you've got an Idingo), and decided to call my Mom, the school teacher. My Mom taught for over 30 years. She taught all elementary grade levels, middle school children special ed (children with severe emotial disabilities) and very young children with multiple learning disabilities. She knows children. I decided to read her the list and she started laughing, and answered, "Well, that's all children."

I decided to do even more reading and found this little blanket statement:

Many of today's children are Indigo Children, also known as Children of the Sun by the Native Americans and as Millennium Children by some authors. Some experts say up to 90% of all children under age 9, and some think even a small percentage of adults are Indigos. These children are identified by their unique set of characteristics. They are very intelligent and creative, but also rebellious to authority and systems in general. They are often mislabeled with ADD and may need alternative therapies to handle this behavior. They are often physically sensitive and extremely emotionally sensitive. Often they are very empathic and caring, though some become callous after years of emotional abuse. Indigos may have extreme rage that needs a safe acceptable outlet and counseling. Indigos may experience existential depression at young ages if they do not remember why they are here or have any feeling that they can help to improve the world.

So, what's your opinion of Indigo Children. Mumbo jumbo or a new generation of humans? I also read that if you can see auras, then your indigo child will be surround in that beautiful shade of blue.

dena at 7:59 AM



at 1:24 PM Blogger kontan said...

i teach school too and think a lot of children are these days. not all, and i would say most do not meet a full 10 of the characteristics you list. but many are enough to make you want to pull your hair out! LOL

here via michele

at 2:04 PM Blogger Juggling Mother said...

I reckon easily 90% of parents would answer yes to 10 of those.

it6s just a definition of children really:-)

at 3:02 PM Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

OMG, I can't belive ou posted this. Do you know how many times I have heard this about Kaiden?

at 6:18 PM Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i think most kids are this, it's whether these characteristics stay with them as they become adults.

at 6:22 PM Anonymous DeanaHeathClark said...

I'd never heard the term "Indigo child". Wouldn't 90% be alot to group? I wonder if that's where the Indigo girls get their name?

at 9:37 PM Blogger Alisha said...

I had never heard this term before, but I agree with your mom. I do think ADD is often a dumb-ass solution to what is often not even a problem. So there is the 2 cents of me, the childless wonder!

at 3:51 AM Anonymous Michel said...

Poor kids...society loves to label them. Yours sounds like any normal kid, except a bit brighter.

at 6:44 AM Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

I think all of us fit in at least 10 of those categories at some point.


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