Indigo Children

Indigo Child is a term coined by Nancy Ann Tappe and it’s how she and others now classify a “new breed of children” by personality type and personal characteristics.

According to Tappe, Indigo Children are “Extremely bright, precocious children with an amazing memory and a strong desire to live instinctively, these children of the next millennium are sensitive, gifted souls with an evolved consciousness…”

Indigo Children are said to display the following characteristics; (from

  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
  • They have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that.
  • Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents “who they are.”
  • They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
  • 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.
  • 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, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
  • They will not respond to “guilt” discipline (“Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did”).
  • They are not shy in letting you know what they need.

Believers in the concept of The Indigo Child maintain that these children are born with an “empathic connection to Earth and others’ thoughts.” but that traditional parenting methods of discipline, Indigo Children’s reported abilities (empathy, telepathy, extra-sensory perception and extra-normal perception) are suppressed by negative influences as parents strive to make these unique children fit in the ‘normal child mould’

Those that support the theory of Indigo Children encourage parents to support traits which are often labelled as negative by mainstream authorities but as positive by Indigo Child theorists. Many Indigo Child theory supporters believe that these traits can also be brought out in non-Indigos, but that Indigo Children are predisposed to them thanks to an evolutionary advantage.

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