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The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived Paperback – May 1, 1999
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If your little angel/devil fits this pattern and you are pulling your hair out trying to relate, you may want to read this book before resorting to Ritalin. --P. Randall Cohan
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On the other hand, these aren't new observations, nor are such traits unique to children born after 1978. Palladino's "Dreamers, Discovers, and Dynamos" (first published as "The Edison Trait") describes the same behavior pattern in children and offers similar advice to their parents. Farther towards the New Age end of the spectrum is Jacobsen's "The Gifted Adult," which rates (among other things) "evolutionary intelligence"; but her description of the "everyday genius" echoes Palladino's "Edison trait" -- the attitudes and behaviors which, as the name implies, have characterized "divergent thinkers" like Edison throughout human history. Finally, many other writers have described the gifted person's absolute confidence in their destiny and the rightness of pursuing it against all odds (see, for example, Hillman's "The Soul's Code").
The facts are that some children's (and adults') minds work differently from the norm, that such individuals are often broadly and unusually gifted, and that the "one size fits all" approach to child-rearing and education simply doesn't work with them. But I don't think you need to postulate a new step in human evolution, or read auras, in order to explain the presence of these people today; they've been with us all along. (Then again, maybe now we're beginning to pay attention to them!)
Some examples of children being indigo children made them seem like typical kids: one didn't want to read Mark Twain for school because he wasn't interested; another didn't want to study history because the present was all that mattered to him. The authors want to revamp the schools to accommodate indigo children.
I thought the authors could have spent more time on explaining what indigos are, what their characteristics are, and what their purpose is. I thought they should have spent more time explaining their color theory of people having different colored auras and how these auras affect what type of person they are and what their purpose is. Although the book has a lot of contributors with all kinds of professional credentials, I thought the content was fluffy at times and the reading level and the sophistication of the content lower than it should have been in order for it to be an in-depth study of indigos.
The book is geared toward the parents of ADD "indigo" children and gives advice on how to raise them, mainly saying that one should treat them with same respect as you would give an adult and explain your reasons for having the children do certain things. Some of the suggestions I thought were to complicated and idealistic to be useful. When there is serious discipline problem with a child and you're being tested and rebelled against, most likely you're going to fight fire with fire, not be some sort of wise, angelic, calm being who gently persuades the child to conform to your wishes.Read more ›
I don't find this to be any type of cure all, or even offer much advice to those who are living with children who are severely ADD/ADHD, but I do appreciate many of the things they had to say to help me focus on my child as a true individual with a spirit unlike mine.
I would suggest getting this from a library before purchasing, just to see if it will be the right type of book for you, your needs and if it will give you an additional perspective into your child.
I found the letters written by the kids who believe they are like this to be the most valuable part of the book. They felt they were "okay" and now understood what this was all about. I also found the tips on Blue-green algae helpful, as I have been giving that to my son, and it has made a difference.
I feel too often we discount what our children say, because they are children. I found this book refreshing as it listened to the children and enabled we parents to hear them.
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I have a houseful of indigo children... I always wondered why my children and grandchildren just didn't fit in to "normal" schools... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book helped me to understand my indigo son and how to handle some of the issues I was facing with him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tatjana Emmerich
This will answer a lot of questions about this phenomenon. But bear in mind that what is printed here, may be common knowledge now to anyone with an inclination to study this. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Samhain
I was pleased with 'The Indigo Children.'
It is, first, well-written for a book of its type, with a simple and functional narrative that gets its points across. Read more
My granddaughter has ADHD. VERY GOOD INFORMATION and solutions. Have tried many of the ideas and they have worked! Life is so much better for everyone.Published 12 months ago by Kathy
Love this book! I wish my parents had this when I was growing up!!!Published 12 months ago by oberon2012