Characteristics of an Indigo:
* Have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that same feeling. The Indigos were born into the “entitlement generation”.
* Self-worth is not a big issue; they often tell the parents “who they are.” Often stating “You don’t understand!”
* They have difficulty with absolute authority (without explanation or choice). In other words, they have a hard time when someone says “No!”.
* They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
* They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don’t require creative thought. Frequently becoming escalated, if things aren’t their way.
* They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters” (nonconforming to any system).
* They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, and look for an animal to connect with.
* They will not respond to “guilt” discipline (”Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did”).
All children need an appropriate level of balance including those who are Indigos, gifted, ADD, and ADHD. In fact most adults need a mixed level of stimulation, down time, and creative outlets, as well. Indigo children are extremely creative and require a home environment where they can express this (in their own space) & school setting with specialized curriculum that allows them to excel.
Many Indigos struggle with academics since their class may not be structured appropriately for their needs. While the Indigo needs to be motivated and encouraged, it is crucial for them to remain focused and respectful. The educator needs to make sure that they are staying on-task and adhering to all of the rules & regulations. It is important for parents and educators to remember that Indigos may express their creativity in a different manner than the typical child/student, simply due to the aggressive and emotional personality traits that they sometimes possess.
Indigos encounter many emotional & social challenges throughout their lives. Things such as shopping in a store and interacting with a sales clerk has proven to be difficult for them. They also have a higher than usual self esteem, sometimes leading them to believe they are better than everyone else. As a result, Indigos will often isolate themselves from their friends and family.
Interacting with an Indigo is both work and a privilege. A caregiver must think outside the box when setting limits and presenting activities that exert, extra physical energy. Working towards the right balance can be a difficult task for parents and educators. If you express love, but treat them in a disrespectful way, they will not trust you. A supportive and nurturing environment seems to foster the greatest amount of creativity at both home and school. Without giving these children adult responsibilities, treat them as adults and peers. They are extremely intelligent and will often impress you with the knowledge they possess.
-SHOW THEM RESPECT
-RESPECT THEIR PSYCHIC SKILLS
-TEACH THEM ENERGY SHIELDING & GROUNDING SKILLS
-TEACH THEM RELAXATION SKILLS & MEDITATION
-RESPECT THEIR EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL SENSITIVITY
-FIND ALTERNATE THERAPIES FOR DISABILITIES
-HELP THEM DEVELOP AWARENESS & THEIR MISSION IN LIFE
“They not only know who they are, they also know who you are. You cannot mistake the look of an Indigo Child’s eyes and face- very old, deep, and wise. Their eyes are the window to their feelings and soul. They can’t seem to “hide” like others can. When you hurt them, they will be disappointed in you, and may even question their wisdom in “choosing” you! But when you love them and recognize who they are, they will open up to you like no other.”
Carroll, Lee & Tober, Jan. “The Indigo Children- the new kids have arrived.