Indigo or not Indigo? That is the question. The answer is not an excuse to explain away less than ideal behavior. More importantly, it is not a medical diagnosis. This too can also make people uncomfortable. A parent usually has exhausted many avenues searching for an answer. Why is my child not successful in a traditional learning environment? Why might my child seem anti-social? Why is my child not motivated by the same wants as their peers?
All good questions. Our goal is to help you begin to find answers. GoIndigo™ asked Arnette Lamoreaux, author of The Indigo Soul: a child’s journey to purpose, how she discusses the topic of having Indigo children with other parents.
What are typical signs that my child could be Indigo?
When my children were younger, it was obvious they were very intelligent, though not in the traditional academic sense. Even at a very young age, they had an extremely strong sense of self which could also be construed as strong willed or stubborn. My initial tendency was to want to beat them (figuratively, not literally) into submission. Sometimes self-destructive (food addict, gaming addict, which could possibly turn to drugs or alcohol or being promiscuous). Though not disrespectful, they could not comply with established rules and patterns. I understand that many other children with this challenge have been labeled as ADD or ADHD. My children's thought processes around homework and testing were that it was "stupid" which was considered a behavioral problem at school. They found it hard to be aggressive and/or assertive in organized sports, though they liked to play, it was not with a competitive spirit. Most of all, being alone didn't bother them. They could play by themselves for hours. They eventually became very sensitive to the energy (attitude) of others. Check out What is an Indigo>Indigo Traits page as well.
How do I know if my child is Indigo?
If you are reading this it is because you suspect your child is Indigo (or Crystal, or Rainbow). There are many Earth Angels that can ask on your behalf. However, there are unfortunately people that would tell you yes, even though the answer is actually no. The GoIndigo™ team will be able to help you understand if your child is indeed Indigo. There is no ego involved in asking, or in the telling. Indigo cannot be learned. It cannot be forced. A soul either is, or is not, Indigo. Contact us with the child's name, birthday, name of the parent or guardian. The request itself provides us with permission to ask on your behalf.
What resources are available to get more information?
For the parent or guardian of a youngster The Indigo Soul: a child's journey to purpose is a great starting point. You can order it from various areas of our website. Another good book we've recommended is The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children by Doreen Virtue (Hay House Publishing, 2001). Collaboration with other parents is key. Check out our What is a Navigator Parents Corner page as well.