Indigo children may have possibly been around for several decades however, it was not until the 1982 book, “Understanding Your Life Through Color” by self-styled, psychic Nancy Ann Tappe, when the term was coined. New Age followers firmly believe that such children are born with a high spiritual consciousness and may even possess psychic abilities. However, psychologists and others believe that Indigo children have more conventional traits such as a higher level of empathy and creativity.
Study the child’s aura, as the Indigo hue of a child’s aura is the distinguishing characteristic of Indigo children. You may have a reading done of the child, if you do not possess the ability to read auras. If you sense a child is attracted to deep purples and blues, likes his room painted in these colors or prefers Indigo clothing, these are indications of an Indigo child.
Observe the attitude of the child starting from birth. An Indigo child has a strong, inherent sense of superiority and self-worth, often believing that she has been born to lead others or have the right and ability to do so.
Pay attention to how the child interacts with authority. An Indigo child will feel that he is the natural "leader of the pack." This is precisely why such a child often challenges or rebels against authoritative persons. An Indigo child will respond with a highly intelligent justification for his action or indiscipline and will also rarely feel guilty in response to disciplinary measures. As such children grow they will frequently assume positions of power and authority.
Notice how the child reacts to traditional systems and practice. An Indigo child has an extremely creative and active mind but will display intolerance and impatience when confronted with old traditions. At times such a child will get bored in a classroom or quickly lose patience when waiting in a queue. An Indigo child will often complain about what she perceives as an old system and will take the initiative to create better ways of organizing her room, classroom and even the world around her.
Watch if the child shows signs as a "loner" or displays anti-social behavior. An Indigo child often prefers to be alone and will also express her feeling of being different than everyone else. An Indigo child will find it difficult to adjust to school and extracurricular activities, unless she is able to bond with other Indigo children.
Listen carefully while the child communicates with you. An Indigo child knows exactly who he is and will not hesitate to talk about his psychic ability, sense to identify auras and the desire to advise or heal others. An Indigo child will also not hesitate to tell you what he needs and wishes to have, often amazing you with his blatant perception of self-identity, position in society and the world.
Try and empathize with the child’s view of life by being a patient listener while also offering advice in a calm, soft-spoken manner.
Do not reprimand or question the child’s behavior in a harsh or overly, aggressive manner as an Indigo child is prone to acute frustration and depression.