This got me thinking - my toddler is kind of a jerk, could he be an Indigo Child, too? Is he awash in an indigo aura? Is he part of the second coming of some super species that will save the planet? Or is he just a little 3-year-old asshole?
I decided to take a little test and thought I would share it with all of you. Maybe your "spirited child" is actually one of the people that Nancy Ann Tappe was talking about when she wrote her book, Understanding Your Life Through Color. She's responsible for coining the term Indigo Child, when she noticed that 80 percent of the children born after 1980 had a new deep blue colored auric field. Um, okay lady.
Does your child have a deep blue colored auric field? The following are some qualities of an Indigo Child. Take the test with me and find out!
1. They know they're special.
"They are born feeling and knowing they are special and should be revered."
Check. My child has had a holier-than-thou attitude since birth. When we first started giving him solids, he would wave the food that he didn't like away like a King excusing a jester that didn't make him laugh.
2. They know they belong here.
"An indigo knows they belong here as they are and expect you to realize it as well."
Check. He often wears his t-shirts inside out and wonders why I have a problem with it. Same goes with underwear. He hates underwear.
3. They are more confident.
"These children are more confident and have a higher sense of self-worth."
I asked him what he was once, because I was writing an article about mixed-race children and the strange questions people ask you. He answered, "Iron Man." Check.
4. Absolute authority is dumb.
"Absolute authority, the kind with no choices, negotiation, or input from them does not sit well."
When I say "no" and he repeatedly says "why?" and I say, "because I said so," he looks at me like I am a commoner. Check.
5. They do not like rules.
"Some of the rules we so carefully followed as children seem silly to them and they fight them."
The dinner table always seemed like a good place to consume meals when I was a child. My son thinks this is ridiculous. Check.
6. Everything you do is archaic.
"Rigid ritualistic systems are considered archaic to an indigo child. They feel everything should be given creative thought."
Why should he just use toothpaste to brush his teeth, when he can use toothpaste and hand soap? Check.
7. Threats don't work.
"The old control methods like, "Wait till your father gets home," have no affect on these children."
8. They come first, duh.
"The fulfillment of their personal needs is important to them, and they will let you know."
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