Originally Posted by GuildJenn
For me the core of respectful or gentle discipline is to deal with my child as an individual in the context of our family and society, and I don't find a belief system that pushes me to see my child as anything other than his or her unique self to be helpful because it raises the emotional stakes.
I hope that makes sense.
GJ i was struggling to come up with the words. and your words here said it sooo beautifully. i sooo agree with that.
yes my dd has been called indigo. yes i have seen the similarities. and yes she has to be 'handled' differently. not because she is indigo but because of who she is. some of it coincides with what the site says about indigo, but really its about her. not this band of children...
however i will say one thing about belief systems. at least for me. it gives me another way of looking at parenting. more tools. always not necessarily 'bad' though. some have come in handy (not coz my dd fits their belief system, but coz they suggestion suits my dd) but many have been shocking.
so just coz dd fits these characteristics of a indigo child i am not going to use their parenting advice. i am not going to treat all indigos in that manner. but more as individuals.