The term refers to children who ostensibly have extraordinary and supernatural abilities. Scientifically it is not proven that those children have any abilities. The term appeared in the 1970s. The idea was developed by Nancy Ann Tappe, Jan Tobber and Lee Carroll. “The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration” (Lee Carroll & Jan Tober).
Some parents are sure that their children are indigo. Usually it happens because their children have learning problems. For those parents it is emotionally easier to accept their children as special and unusual individuals. Usually indigo children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Dyslexia.
What are the typical traits of indigo children? Indigo children are smarter and wiser than their peers. They react quickly and pick out things immediately. As the rule indigo children are misunderstood by others. People do not accept them. These children perceive events and thing in a different way. They have great power of intuition. Sometimes they even can predict events in the future. Indigo children as well as their parents are sure that they have special mission in life. Exactly that’s why they are endued with supernatural powers. At the same time indigo children are very sensitive and vulnerable. Probably because others do not understand them. For many people indigo children are strange. Even sometimes their parents do not accept them as adequate. Their way to see things is unique. And finally indigo children have indigo aura that usually is associated with intuition and supernatural abilities.