I once went to a counselor about some mental/personality issues I was dealing with, and she told me to look into this thing called “indigo children.” I looked into it, and do you know what I discovered? I am a wizard! I have supernatural powers and I am omniscient! I can leap tall buildings in a single bound! Obviously, that’s not true.
This garbage was recently brought to my attention, and I started refuting the bullet list point-by-point to my girlfriend when I realized I should post it here instead. First I’ll give you an overview of it.
Since the 1990’s, a growing number of medical professionals have dismissed the traditional ADHD diagnoses associated with long-term social and behavioral health problems, and have instead sided with their parents who insist that they possess supernatural powers.
I understand parents wanting to believe their children have no flaws and are special snowflakes for no other reason than that they are their babies, but that doesn’t justify eschewing real science and medical knowledge in favor of nonsense. The culture in the United States encourages people to value superstition and intuition over logic and reason.
So anyway, on to the bullet list.
How to recognise an Indigo Child
What are the behavioral patterns of Indigos?
They are born feeling and knowing they are special and should be revered.
Nobody is born knowing anything except that it’s frickin freezing outside of a uterus. If you encourage your child to believe he or she should be revered, you are raising a narcissist.
An indigo knows they belong here as they are and expect you to realize it as well.
Don’t even think about trying to help your child learn to get along with other people or get him/her medication so he/she can function in the world. If your child is a stubborn brat, just give him/her everything he/she wants. Then gaze in wonder at the narcissist you’ve unleashed upon the world.
These children are more confident and have a higher sense of self-worth.
These children are narcissists. How many times can I say it? Your child is not better than anyone else, so do not raise them to believe they are.
Absolute authority, the kind with no choices, negotiation, or input from them does not sit well. The educational system is a good example.
Your child is the authority, not you. He’s a wizard, not a narcissist. Bow to his every command.
Some of the rules we so carefully followed as children seem silly to them and they fight them.
We did not carefully follow rules as children. Every child tests limits and disobeys rules. They need boundaries, not magic wands.
Rigid ritualistic systems are considered archaic to an indigo child. They feel everything should be given creative thought.
To a child, ten years ago is the same thing as a million years ago. Children don’t know what archaic means. Not everything should be given creative thought. “Should I look both ways before I cross the street, or should I act like a chicken instead?”
They are insightful and often have a better idea of method then what has been in place for years. This makes them seem like “system busters.”
You mean than. They don’t understand the reason that rules are in place, and because they’re completely selfish, they would rather just do whatever they want. Kids break rules. It’s not a super power.
Adults often view an indigo as anti-social unless they are with other indigos. Often they feel lost and misunderstood, which causes them to go within.
Some kids are introverted. It’s ok. It’s not a superpower. It’s just a personality trait.
The old control methods like, “Wait till your father gets home,” have no affect on these children.
Don’t threaten kids with violence. That opens up a worse can of worms than the one you’re opening with this “indigo children” nonsense.
The fulfillment of their personal needs is important to them, and they will let you know.
You’d better buy that kid every toy he or she wants and let them have ice cream for dinner. If you don’t, you’ll wake up one morning having been turned into a newt. And no, you won’t get better.
There’s another bullet list that could be a whole other blog post, so I’ll just leave this one off here. Check out the link if you want to read some grade-A woo.