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Indigo Children

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  671 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
"What is an Indigo Child? The Indigo Child is a child who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes that reveal a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has common yet unique factors that demand that parents and teachers change their treatment and upbringing of them in order to achieve balance. To ignore these new patterns is to po ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Hay House (first published 1999)
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Apr 08, 2008 Summer rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2008
So have you ever met anyone who comes up with long-winded explanations of how a particular room has magickal energies and auras and you can feel the warmth of togetherness and family in it or something, where a better explanation for the feeling of warmth would be a particularly large south-facing window? That's pretty much what this whole "indigo children" thing is about. For example, here is a list of traits of the Indigo Child (from here: )

* They come into the
Mar 21, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: recommend, reference
In 2001-2002 I worked at a Montessori school in Southern Califorina. I was a Teacher's Aide & I was in charge of the afternoon daycare from 3-6 (or when ever the parents picked their children up). I had never heard of the Indigo Children. These children were not like I was when I was in grade school! I showed respect for my teachers & authority figures (whether they deserved it or not) because I was a child & that was what was expected of me. When I was told to do something, I did it ...more
Feb 23, 2008 Sherrie rated it did not like it
OK i approached this book oin the recommendation of a friend, who is very much into new age philosophy, as am i.However this book is the biggest piece of garbage i ever spent money on. The whole philosophy of this book is that kids now are different than prior generations, which i tend to agree with.Their pproach to raising such kids is to basically put the control into their hands. One such idea was to "sell" a child time with something they enjoy, like TV or video games.They even thought it ma ...more
Jul 31, 2011 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Give your kids the freedom without a world of medicine! Teach them real life lessons they have to learn to face the real world! Give your kids time and patience when it comes to their attention. The world of ADHD is a lot more far fetched then we would like to believe and medicine such as Ritalin is keeping our kids from growing up, only mellowing them out. If you grew up without medicine and your spouse grew up without medicine, do you really think your child needs medicine too? Whether the In ...more
Dec 09, 2009 Jeannine rated it really liked it
I found this book fascinating and I'm interested in reading more information that has been published since this book came out. I'm not sure I buy into it completely, but the suggestions for working with indigo children really make sense when I look at the students I work with. I also had never heard of chronic reversed polarity which also has links to fibromyalgia. Again, I'm not sure what I think, but I found the theory fascinating.
Sep 30, 2009 Carolina rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Even though I don't really agree with everything and not sure if my son would really be considered "indigo", I found the advise very useful and it makes a lot of sense. As a friend said, take what you need from them and forget the rest.
While I do agree that children today are different, I think that it is ludicrous to talk about them like they are more special than everyone else. Indigo children have different gifts, but everyone has gifts... and weaknesses.
The stories written by adults who are indigo are pretty bitter. The whole premise of them is that they had rotten lives because nobody knew "who they were". In the words of one boy "I felt like a King working for a peasant, being treated as a slave". Even though they say t
May 22, 2016 K AKUA GRAY rated it really liked it
The Indigo Children have been legends for a long time. As a primary school educator for more than two decades I personally witnessed the evolution of the kind of children that entered my classroom year after year. However, only after reading The Indigo Children by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober do I now fully understand that what I was seeing in the different types of children was a spiritual shift in consciousness.

I like the approach these two authors take in writing this book. They are not trying t
Feb 28, 2008 Jackie rated it really liked it
Shelves: alternative
A very fascinating book the helps explain kids/adults that display traits and behaviors that may seem non-mainstream these days. I found that this book helped me identify and understand Indigos more clearly - which allows us to realize their thought process and to also help with the environment that they live in, the diet/nutrition that may "set them off", and just understanding their gifts that they have to offer. The book proposes that kids with ADD/ADHD may not necessarily have a "disorder", ...more
Mar 05, 2010 Sevda rated it it was amazing
Every parent should read this book.
Jul 30, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it
very informative and intriguing. Going to pick up "Understanding your life through color" now. :)
May 18, 2009 Hilary rated it liked it
Recommends it for: my sisters,
Recommended to Hilary by: Townes van Zandt
I had a difficult time getting through this book.

I would like to rate it higher than I did, but I can't do that due to the slow start that this book offered. The last 100, 150 pages or so were good and engaging, but up to that point it was hard for me to read. The basic premise and lack of scientific credibility within the text made it a huge turn off to me.

Previous reviewers have stated that the book is primarily crap due to the fact that the traits "Indigo Children" exhibit are the traits exhi
Aug 13, 2012 Erin rated it liked it
I had heard about this book for years before I finally got my hands on a copy. What I heard about the book was great. I totally agree that the children being born now are different than previous children. I know even with my own children, the younger ones who are 12-14 years younger are very different children. I recognize qualities of an "Indigo" child in my sister's grand-children and anticipate these same qualities in my future grand-children. I also agree with the ideas in the book regarding ...more
Jan 27, 2009 an rated it liked it
Indigo, mgkn kata yg jarang dikenal d Indonesia, tp penelitian membuktikan bahwa 90% dr anak < 10 tahun adl indigo. B’arbi bs dibilang bhw hampir semua anak adl indigo.

Tapi msh kurang perhatian utk anak” ini, bhkn metode sekolah sekarang dianggap tidak mampu mendukung perkembangan mereka.
Buku ini bny berisi tulisan atau wawancara dari para ahli tentang anak” indigo, hanya saja metode yg dterapkan mungkin hanya cocok bagi kultur setempat. Untuk Indonesia sendiri masih kurang tau. Cz klo diliha
Jul 06, 2012 Ginny rated it did not like it
Reading this book was like being trapped at the worst cocktail party ever, ears bent by crackpots with anecdotes about how "this generation" of children is "different" and "special" (one should understand of course that this is due to the evolved thinking of their grandparents and parents). I read it thinking that I might glean wisdom in odd places, but ended up thinking that some literary cul-de-sacs do not need exploration. At some point one of the "experts" said that Indigo children are brill ...more
The Cute Little Brown-haired girl
While I believe in the concept of "some" children being especially gifted with knowledge and wisdom far beyond their years and with the inate ability to want to "save the planet"...I think that honestly, that all children have this ability and are intrinsically wanting to save that which adults have destroyed. I gave it a three star rating because it is a little too "woo-woo" for me, but the concept is a good one. I just wish the language of the book were a little more digestible for someone who ...more
May 16, 2008 Christina rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People unwilling to take responsibility for their own actions and need an excuse.
Shelves: abandoned, library
Not reading it because I want to, reading it because it was "recommended" and I'll leave it at that so as not to incrimidate anyone.

Nevermind!!! I won't even finish it because of the sheer stupidity of it all! Sorry but I don't believe children are born with the self-entitlement issues that are described. If perhaps parents spent time parenting instead of treating their princess or prince like a princess or prince we wouldn’t be having these issues and the need to explain away behaviors.
Sammy Sutton
Oct 29, 2010 Sammy Sutton rated it really liked it
Indigo Children by Lee Carroll, is well written and informative for a general audience of readers. It provides a blanket explanation for a reader interested in researching a new era of gifted children. Lee has my praise for staying away from claims that are too fantastical. However, if you have a gifted child that possesses skills you wish to research or learn about, I would suggest finding books or materials, which could provide a little more depth and substance.
Davide Simoncini
Non male la parte descrittiva, sebbene più o meno discorsiva. Da dibattere sull'interpretazione, ma ognuno ha la sua personale visione dei fatti che ci circondano. Personalmente la trovo abbastanza alla Giacobbo e troverei più verosimile se il fenomeno venisse visto come la diffusione di nuovi caratteri all'interno delle generazioni 2.0. Tuttavia queste sono considerazioni soggettive. Ognuno ha le sue: c'est la vie.
Jun 03, 2014 Hope rated it did not like it
If I could give zero stars, I would. I didn't even read it. I skimmed through looking to find something wonderful and was left feeling like it focused on the negative. Too bad. It's a fun topic, but this book just seemed yucky. I prefer books and things in life in general, that see things from a positive standpoint. This simply wasn't what I was looking for.
Taf Teh
Jun 12, 2010 Taf Teh rated it really liked it
Buku ini menjadi terlalu mudah untuk dihadam. Segala beban selama 35 tahun kerana hidup dalam kompleksiti (dan tidak faham diri sendiri) mula menghilang. Saya kini tidak perlukan jus serotonin, kapsul ritalin atau rantaian baru kromoson. Ohhh... MJ semestinya bangga kerana komuniti Indigo di Facebook telah mengiktiraf beliau sebagai megastar Indigo!!! Saya tumpang gembira...

Apr 30, 2008 Kari is currently reading it
I'm about half way through and I would agree with the authors that anyone who has children, or is around them should read this book! Our daughter of 9monts fits the bill. You can see she already knows her purpose. Interesting info on ADHD/ADD and how our school systems need to give up the old ways of teaching to better nuture and mentor our children.
Mar 16, 2008 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I think this was when I read it. I read this book to figure out the new children being born and how to work with them. The end of the book gives ideas how to tell the difference between ADDH and Indigo and foods, nutrients that they may need due to the high energy that they consume. For anyone with kids under the age of 25
Mar 10, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Meh. Little too New Age for me, and that is saying something. Too much "Show them respect, treat them as you would an adult, punishments don't work, logical consequences" immediately followed by suggestions for forced isolation, behavior reward charts (not chore, actual behavior), and using screen time as bargaining chips.
Fiona Robson
Jul 27, 2011 Fiona Robson rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual
Read this after a couple of people referred to Nathanael as being an indigo. I agreed with those sentiments after reading this and began to recognise indigo traits in myself, too. However, I couldn't really see any basis for this theory and it was all a bit new agey for me to take too seriously.
Heather Peck
Aug 23, 2007 Heather Peck rated it liked it
As the parent of an Indigo, this book helped me understand and relate to my Indigo child. That said, it was written in a sort of tacky manner and was rather annoying at times. It seemed every sentence ended in an exclamation point trying to convince the reader that the writers were THE BEST
Aug 10, 2011 Maire rated it did not like it
I found this book annoying, badly written and so hard to read. I started it because I had been told about it several times and recommended it. So glad I didn't buy it. It's not often I don't finish a book but I just couldn't put myself through any more of it
Catalina Poiana
A book about us, the ones aged between 10 and 28 y.o. It's a psychological book, which brings in the attention of the adults how to raise these "new children". Try it, and you will find a path to understanding yourselves:)
Aug 14, 2011 Jaime rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was recommended to me by a friend. It definitely gets a little out there at times. I think it has some good info for parents and anyone who felt like an outsider as a child. Check it out, you just might learn something.
Jan 20, 2010 Desiree rated it did not like it
There should be a zero star option. I'm pretty f'n new-agey, and these people are space cadets. Kids from outer space? Yeah.
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After graduating with a business and economics degree from California Western University in California, Lee Carroll started a technical audio business in San Diego that flourished for 30 years.

As an engineer, where does channelling and Indigo children fit into all this? As Lee tells it, God had to hit him "between the eyes" to prove his spiritual experience was real. The year 1989 was the turning
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