Understanding The Children Of Today

Indigo ChildrenI have noticed alot of people asking questions on what is an Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow child. I have three children who have their own unique traits and personalities. I believe the children of today are all here for a reason. I have read alot of books and have spoken to a number of people about the children of today. Just last week I had my daughters new teacher call me to discuss her behaviour in the classroom in which she had explained my daughters characteristics. I asked her if she had heard of the Indigo child and she replied No and in that sentence I told her that what she had said was the characteristics of an Indigo child.

From reading and listening to what others have said I do believe these groups of children all need to be fully understood and require alot of support as they can experience deep emotional pain as they strive to utilize the gifts they have been blessed with.

Each child is unique and does have a gift of their own. We are all born with intuitive abilities and have them, many just need to learn how to use them again. This knowledge is always there but we forget it because of the mass consciousness of society. That is why the children of today, society does not understand them, teachers punish them, parents take them to the doctors and doctors prescribe them pills from their essence.

All children are equal and there is no naming any one child as more special than another. I have put together a summary of the two most common characteristics found in some children today:-

Indigo Children

The “Indigo” which I call my daughter “Indigo Warrior” are the children that are often mis-diagnosed as having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). They have an enormous amount of energy and refuse to follow orders of direction.  They do not like discipline and authority and get bored very easily. They  need to be given as much freedom to flourish and time must be taken by their parents to listen to what “They” have to say. They look at their parents as role models and like to be treated as a best friend. With the Indigo child you need to be very supportive and help them remain positive in their quest as they already know their life path.

Most common Characteristics of a Indigo are:-

  • Usually strong willed, but sometimes can lack self esteem.
  • Highly energetic, true warrior spirit – very athletic.
  • Have difficulty with authority and discipline.
  • Are talented, intelligent, creative with what they choose to do.
  • Often powerfully intuitive, psychically aware and quite often telepathic.
  • Easily bonds with animals and nature.
  • Gets bored rather easily.
  • Refuse to follow orders or directions, lacks patience and waiting in line is difficult for them.
  • Often sees better ways of doing things at home and school.
  • Does not respond to guilt trips, want good reasons.
  • Often express anger outwardly rather than inwardly and may have trouble with rage.
  • Looks for real, deep and lasting friendships.
  • Need, want and respect boundaries that are consistent and fair.
  • Intolerant to those who display hypocrisy, ignorance and arrogance.
  • Needs parents support to discover themselves.
  • Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way.

Crystal Children

The “Crystal” children is what I call one of my sons. Very special and have an air of authority around them emitting to others “I know what I want”. Most have beautiful penetrating eyes which appear to hypnotize you and their personality is usually happy, loving, forgiving and nurturing. They are normally blissfully content and love to climb and explore with utter confidence and balance. You will find that many of them have delayed speech patterns and may wait until three or four years old before they begin to speak.

Most common Characteristics of a Crystal are:-

  • Loving, forgiving, sensitive, magnetic personalities.
  • Beautiful eyes with an intense stare.
  • Very affectionate and nurturing.
  • Have food allergies, can be “picky” when it comes to food.
  • Do not like clothing, like clothing that is soft, loose and natural.
  • Start talking late in childhood.
  • Have a strong desire to help others, especially children in need.
  • Like to play with stones and crystals.
  • Love being outdoors in nature and love animals.
  • Exhibit healing abilities and communicate telepathically.
  • Sensitive to planetary and cosmic energy, such as the moon.
  • Most are highly intelligent and Wise old souls.

While many people are uncomfortable with certain aspects of these characteristics and especially with the expectations being placed on these children, it is gaining greater acceptance in the mainstream because of the solutions put forth by its proponents – that our schools need to be overhauled to deal with  todays children, that drugging our kids is NOT an answer, and that todays children need to be understood properly and prepared for the world.

Also, I believe childrens emotional wholeness is the foundation for their life. When their emotional wholeness is strong and clear, they can accomplish so much and be fulfilled and happy as a person. This is the most important gift you can give your child. You lay an emotional foundation for your child, whether you are aware of it or not. Every interaction with your child and every experience they have in life creates the emotional environment in which they develop, whether your child is 7 weeks, 7 years or 17 years old. These experiences help them build strong emotional resources and the ability to flourish.

I would like to see parents today making a commitment in making their childrens emotional wholeness a priority and to watch what new things as a parent you discover and what experiences occur in your childs life and in your own. The children today are here to change the world and help us all to live in greater harmony, peace and happiness with one another.

Highly Recommended Resources:
Scott Alexander King – KIDS! Indigo Children & Cheeky Monkeys
Lee Carroll & Jan Tober – The Indigo Children Ten Years Later
Doreen Virtue – Indigo, Crystal, & Rainbow Children


  1. Gayle McCain says:

    Thank you for such a well written explanation of Indigo/Crystal children. I was able to use this post to explain what I could not to a friend new to these ideas.

    I appreciate the time and effort that you put into this post. (And the others that I skimmed through.)

    Great work.

    Gayle McCain

  2. Thanks for writing, I truly enjoyed your most recent post. I think you should post more frequently, you clearly have natural ability for blogging!

  3. Hi Greta,

    An excellent summary of indigo and crystal children thank you.

    It seems surprising that so few teachers have knowledge of recent energetic thinking in terms of the children they are educating. I am often directing teachers to this thinking. The growing information from the medical profession that is supporting alternative view to children automatically being drugged when diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Some countries recognise all children deserve a better means of assessment when they start their education and you may like to draw your attention to the page on my web site that shows how schools in Denmark operate.
    All Schools should be like this

    When we all take just a little of these fine examples in our schools then a lot of progress will be made.

    With grace and gratitude,

    John von Nuding

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  5. Anton M says:

    Thank you for the wonderful words Greta. I truly believe that I have a Crystal Child, beautiful sight to see.

    We definitely do have to love and support the children of today because they are the future. As we were children once, not only they are our teachers, we to have to spend the time to teach them our experiences and knowledge of our intuitive abilities and spiritual gifts so they can grow and get in touch with thier intuitive abilities and spiritual gifts that they have. They certainly will better themselves as a person and have more to offer to us and others.

    We all have something very special within us that we all have to find and understand, but some people deeply connect with their spirituality, gifts and abilities more so than others. If we all were to teach and learn off each other, instead of get intimidated by the other persons deep spiritual connection, this world will definitely be flowing with peace, love and energy. We would all be more in tune and so would our children have more to offer again. Therefore, the snowball of spiritual energy, knowledge, love, peace, e.t.c will start to get bigger and bigger and stronger……..pass it on.

    Best Regards,
    Anton M.

  6. Greta:

    What a beautiful article. I think a lot of us are immune due to society from observing ourselves and our effects on others, even our children. I believe I am an indigo child, and I have to work very hard through meditation to bring myself back to center to avoid the rage, the impatience, and the judgement. I believe I have walked this path in order to be better prepared for raising my son, who is most definitely a Crystal Child. I make it a point to nurture him emotionally in order to help build a strong foundation, and I will continue as he turns 9 months next week. I don’t know if he likes to play with stones or crystals, but he fits the bill on just about everything else on the Crystal Child list.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi Greta

    my precious daughter my miracle baby girl princess MICHAELA SKY is truley my CRYSTAL BABY GIRL.

    I just completed raeding out to my princess , your beautiful articel and breakdown about , children of today , its is so true , we parents of today we really need to rake time out and reach our children , whom have chosen they mums and dads , to be their Gaurdians ,

    My beloevd wife Wendy and I were bless with both our ever so precious Crystal Babies. * TWINS *
    Sadly we lost our precious tiny baby boy our prince * TYLER BLAKE * after 21days of his very short life.
    we are bless with our precious MIRACEL baby girl princess MICHAELA SKY whom has enriched our lives .and the lives of her love ones , and much more .

    when time allows you too. please address my princess’s webiste and there you will come to know all abour a very SPECIAL CRYSTAL BABY GIRL . whom is truley in our lievs for a very meaning full and SPIRTIUAL PURPOSE .



    Princess MICHAELA SKY & CChris Rodrigues
    Sydney .Australia.

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