Is Your Kid an Indigo Child?
The teacher complains on a daily basis that your child is disrupting the class. Do you seek help from a behavioral expert or do you pick up a copy of Lee Carroll and Jan Tober's 1999 book "The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived?"
According to Carroll and Tober, Indigo children have common traits that emphasize their "royal" natures (The term "Indigo children" comes from what advocates say is the children's "blue auras."):
- They have intuitive and spiritual abilities.
- Tha have a strong sense of entitlement.
- They know their own minds and are not shy about making their needs known.
- They struggle with authority and do not comply just because the adult asks them to.
Advocates say they are a new breed of children that are highly empathic and sensitive and should be treated differently than other children. Critics say "Indigo children" is a colorful term for spoiled brats.
There's no scientific evidence to support the claims that Indigo children exist; information about them is mostly anecdotal.
Whether you believe in them or not, the main concern with indentifying certain children "Indigo" is that they may not properly get diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD) and may miss out on needed medical treatment.