Encyclopedists with a "girl's memory"
In Russia, the topic of Indigo children has received resonance in the last 7-8 years. Indigo children are restless, mobile, inquisitive. They easily switch from one to the other, scattered. On the one hand, they have a colossal amount of memory, and on the other, they often cannot answer an easy question. They can remember what happened to them in early childhood, but they find it difficult to remember what they did in class today.
Tiny with a dictionary
Scientists call the reason for this non-standard behavior an increase in the information flow that needs to be processed by the brain.
The increased demands of society for young children, the need for the first grade to be able to read, write, count, and even better - to know a foreign language have led to the fact that the baby's brain cannot cope with the load, and, protecting itself, matures at a different pace. Often, specialists diagnose such children with minimal cerebral dysfunction, carefully determining their place between norm and pathology.
Around the world, more and more young people are taking leading positions in large companies and generating large profits. They are distinguished by high work capacity, stress resistance, and purposefulness.
They apparently know firsthand about the Indigo phenomenon.
Two in one
By the age of three, the average child begins to dominate the right or left hemisphere. "Right-brain" people rely on intuition, they have well-developed figurative thinking and imagination. "Left-hemisphere" are rational people based on logic.
Indigo children have the ability to use both hemispheres at once. Consequently, they think faster, grasp new information, adapt better to changes, which means they are more successful. They “know how to think” about several things at once autonomously and equally effectively. Previously, this phenomenon was observed only in gifted children.
A developed right hemisphere allows them to be very sensitive in communicating with other people, to feel hypocrisy, lies, insincerity, to come up with non-standard solutions, to be creative in any business.
The left hemisphere helps to clearly formulate tasks, draw up a plan of action and follow it. Such people seem to calculate the situation several moves ahead.
Briefcase with "deuces"
From an early age, Indigo children easily master the work of computers and other electronic equipment. This is despite the fact that educators consider Indigo children to be lagging behind. It's just that traditional educational institutions are too simple and not interesting to the new generation.
In addition to "failure" in schooling, Indigo children have a late speech debut. When ordinary children start talking, children of the new generation are silent, but then they start talking a lot, operating at once with whole phrases and complex sentences. They are distinguished by their "adult" speech: Indigo children skip a period of incomprehensible mumbling - they immediately pronounce difficult and long words, the meaning of which is not available to an ordinary child of the same age. Sometimes Indigo children take on several tasks at once and successfully complete them, while in other situations they concentrate so much on one problem that it is impossible to distract them.
Children of the new generation are leaders by nature, have pronounced abilities to dominate a team, to lead people along. To test the degree of their influence on adults, they try to subordinate their parents to their will.
This is a strong personality with the will to win, and from a very early age. If the Indigo child feels that the parents do not know how to behave with him, "give up slack" and are ready to give in, then they lose their authority and the child begins to dictate his terms.
Parents should take a firm, but not a tough position: on the one hand, they should stand their ground, and on the other, they should not deprive the child of independence. Otherwise, in an attempt to regain his place in the sun, the Indigo child can become aggressive, uncontrollable and rather cruel. But it is easy for such children to explain their position, they are ready to debate and discuss, and if your requirements are clear to them and you managed to prove your case, they are ready to make concessions.
Do not relax
Next to such a child, adults always have to keep their finger on the pulse, because in a world where children are lower on the hierarchical ladder, they constantly have to prove their right to respect. Therefore, Indigo children have periods of total disobedience, when they check how firm their parents are in their position. It is better to wait out such moments and not enter into open conflicts with children: who knows if you will be able to win?
One of the positive aspects of the character of Indigo children is their ability to take responsibility, so do not be afraid to give them the opportunity to face their own mistakes, with the consequences of their decisions: this way you will support in children a sense of freedom and independence, on the one hand, and teach them to respond for myself - on the other.
We recognize Hercules by the leg
Indigo children are ambidextrous. Watch your baby. A child who is fluent in both hands does not choose which one to put a toy or a spoon in. His arms are equally developed physically. Ask him to throw the ball and knock down an object. If the movements with both hands are equally accurate, the force of the blow is equal, then we have an ambidextrous child. For older children, ask them to write two different words at the same time with both hands or with the right, for example, draw a vertical line, and with the left, a horizontal line. An ordinary child will not be able to complete this task. At best, he will concentrate on one hand and then on the other. And most likely, he will simply get lost and either start drawing the same thing with both hands (in this case, one is better, and the other is worse).
Indigo children are hyperactive - scientifically speaking, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is common to use a test to diagnose ADHD.
If six or more symptoms in the sub-clauses of each of the two sections characterize your child, you can say that he is a child of a new generation:
I. Symptoms of inattention that do not correspond to the level of development prevent the child from adapting and persist for more than six months.
1. The child is often unable to pay close attention to detail or makes negligent mistakes in school assignments, work, or other activities.
2. Often has difficulty retaining attention when completing assignments or playing.
3. Often does not listen when addressed directly to him.
4. Often unable to keep track of explanations or complete school assignments, daily work, or duties in the workplace (not because of oppositional behavior or an inability to understand explanations).
5. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities.
6. Often avoids taking part in tasks that require prolonged mental effort (eg school or homework).
7. Frequently loses items needed to complete tasks or activities (eg toys, pencils, books, or tools).
8. Easily distracted by extraneous external stimuli, often scattered during daily activities.
II. Symptoms of hyperactivity that do not match developmental levels make it difficult for the child to adapt and persist for more than six months.
1. Frequently makes convulsive movements with arms or legs, or turns in place.
2. Often leaves his place in the classroom or in other situations in which it is necessary to be in a sitting position.
3. Frequently runs back and forth or constantly climbs on something in situations in which such behavior is inappropriate.
4. Often has difficulty playing or quietly participating in any leisure activity.
5. Often is in constant motion or behaves like "groovy".
6. Often talks too much.
7. Often blurts out the answer before the question is fully asked.
8. Often has difficulty waiting for his turn.
9. Often interrupts others or interferes with their actions (for example, conversations or games).