posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:19 PM
So, there are a couple of threads floating around right now discussing the issue of Indigo or Crystal Children.
IMO these are just labels which serve to further divide and ostrazise our children and have no place in our society.
Before I give any further personal views, let's see what Wiki has to say about them.
Indigo children is a label given to children whose parents believe they possess special, unusual and/or supernatural traits or abilities. The idea
is based on New Age concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe.
The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in
the following decade.
A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and
These beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution or possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy to the belief that they
are simply more empathetic and creative than their peers.
So the concept comes from ONE person, and was propagated by parents who didn't want to accept that their kids had learning disabilities, or just
wanted to enforce the idea that the kid was "special".
How does one qualify to be an Indigo Child?
Descriptions of indigo children include the belief that they are empathetic, curious, strong-willed, independent, and often perceived by friends
or family as being weird; possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose; and also exhibit a strong inclination towards spiritual matters from
Indigo children have also been described as having a strong feeling of entitlement, or "deserving to be here." Other alleged traits include a high
intelligence quotient, an inherent intuitive ability, and resistance to authority.
According to Tober and Carroll, indigo children function poorly in conventional schools due to their rejection of authority, being smarter than their
teachers and a lack of response to guilt-, fear- or manipulation-based discipline.
So generally they are classified as having a high IQ, having a sense of purpose, rejecting Authority and being extremely perceptive.
What did we use to call these people before the 1970's? Humans. Humans of above average intelligence.
This is ALL indigo children. HUMANS of above average intelligence and perception. Labelling these children as anything else is doing them a giant
You should NEVER tell your children that they are better than anybody else, even if they do have a higher IQ or "extra sensory" perception.
We are ALL equal as people, there are just varying degress of intelligence and perception which make us all unique in that sense.
So what are your thoughts ATS?
[edit on 4/20/2010 by tothetenthpower]