My son just sent me a private message on FB telling me he's an Indigo Child and wants to know what I think. He said it fits him to a T. I am always leery when he asks me any kind of question because past experience has been that he wants to engage me in a debate. I Googled it and have copied below what I found. After reading this all I could think of is this is a really good excuse for my son to use to explain away his defiant behavior. It reminds me of a couple of things the first being it's cult like and also very "hippy" "flower child". I am a Christian and this line of thinking goes against what I have learned studying the Bible. My son has told me before that he's an atheist and is adamant in trying to convince me that God does not exist. I once asked him "why is it so important for you to convince me to not believe in something you don't believe in?" His response was "you're just blind and naïve and stupid" I know my response to him needs to be very short as I will not allow him to draw me into a debate about my faith. Would appreciate some feedback. Thanks!! What are the behavioral patterns of Indigos? They are born feeling and knowing they are special and should be revered. An indigo knows they belong here as they are and expect you to realize it as well. These children are more confident and have a higher sense of self-worth. Absolute authority, the kind with no choices, negotiation, or input from them does not sit well. The educational system is a good example. Some of the rules we so carefully followed as children seem silly to them and they fight them. Rigid ritualistic systems are considered archaic to an indigo child. They feel everything should be given creative thought. They are insightful and often have a better idea of method then what has been in place for years. This makes them seem like "system busters." Adults often view an indigo as anti-social unless they are with other indigos. Often they feel lost and misunderstood, which causes them to go within. The old control methods like, "Wait till your father gets home," have no affect on these children. The fulfillment of their personal needs is important to them, and they will let you know. Are you or your children an indigo? These are the characteristics of an indigo as stated in The Care and Feeding of Your Indigo Child: Strong willed Born in 1978 or later Headstrong Creative, with an artistic flair for music, jewelry making, poetry, etc. Prone to addictions An "old soul" as if they’re 13 going on 43 Intuitive or psychic, possibly with a history of seeing angels or deceased people An isolationist, either through aggressive acting-out, or through fragile introversion Independent and proud, even if they’re constantly asking you for money Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way Wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity Bores easily Has probably been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD Prone to insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares, or difficulty/fear of falling asleep Has a history of depression, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts Looks for real, deep, and lasting friendships Easily bonds with plants or animals. If you possess 14 or more of these traits you are an indigo. If 11 to 13, you’re probably an indigo in training. If you’re an adult with these traits you could be a "lightworker." So what would an ideal Indigo's world look like? Indigos have a job to do on this planet, and they WILL do it. It’s their job to help eliminate the values of the world age that just passed in 2012, and replace them with the values of the new world age. They take their job very seriously, even if they are not aware of it. They are preparing the world for the new values of "love, brotherhood, unity and integrity." Indigo prophecies talk about how these special children are the forerunners to dramatically changing the word for the next Great Cycle change in the area of 2012. Forgiveness towards others is a key element to help heal the earth. An indigo’s world would be: Free from all harsh chemicals. Food would be organically grown, locally grown, fresh with minimal processing and refining. Education would be for all and children would have a much greater say in their educational future and curriculum. Family would mean whom you are with at that time, and be inclusive to a greater circle of people. Our political system would be truly for the greater good of all, much more democratic, even socialist. All countries and all people would work together to better the lives on the entire planet. Nature and her needs would come first including clean air and soil. Children would be treated with respect and consulted on any decisions that would affect them. All people would be equal no matter what their race, color, sex, or creed.