Indigo Children

Indigo children, according to a pseudoscientific New Age theory, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities. The idea is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe and further developed by Jan Tober and Lee Carroll. The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding belief in the idea of indigo children and their nature and abilities. The interpretations of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Although no scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their traits, the phenomenon appeals to some parents whose children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and to parents seeking to believe that their children are special. Skeptics view this as a way for parents to avoid proper (and generally pharmaceutical) pediatric treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis. The list of traits used to describe the children has also been criticized for being vague enough to be applied to almost anyone, a form of the Forer effect. Critics have stated the promotion of indigo children is used as a way for unqualified people to make money from credulous parents through the sales of related products and services.

Read more about Indigo ChildrenOrigins, Alleged Characteristics, Relation To Autism, Commercialization

Other articles related to "indigo children, children, indigo":

Indigo Children - Commercialization
... The concept of indigo children has been criticized for being less about children and their needs, and more about the profits to be made by self-styled experts in book and video sales as ...
Lee Carroll - Bibliography - Indigo Children Series
... The Indigo Children The New Kids Have Arrived (with Jan Tober) (1999) Hay House ... ISBN 1-56170-608-6 Indigo Celebration More Messages, Stories, and Insights from the Indigo Children (with Jan Tober) (2001) Hay House ... ISBN 1-56170-859-3 The Indigo Children Ten Years Later What's Happening with the Indigo Teenagers! (with Jan Tober) (2009) Hay House ...
Lee Carroll - Criticism
... by associates of Kryon movement, as well as the ideas expressed about the new generation of children, called indigo children ... Lee Carroll's books, as well as critically discusses some of the indigo children ideas evolved in Lee Carroll's works ... School" mentions Carroll's 1999 work on Indigo children, saying that "practices for promoting unity that have been proposed (by Carroll Tober, 1999), like treating everyone with dignity and respect, valuing ...

Famous quotes containing the word children:

    Much is made of the accelerating brutality of young people’s crimes, but rarely does our concern for dangerous children translate into concern for children in danger. We fail to make the connection between the use of force on children themselves, and violent antisocial behavior, or the connection between watching father batter mother and the child deducing a link between violence and masculinity.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)