Re: FW: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

Date: Tue Jun 10 22:40:00 2003

MessageI understand what you're saying. Sorry I took it personally. It just hit me that way when I read it. I shouldn't have responded so impulsively.

But I do understand what you're saying about it being broadcast in a child's environment. That's what I was trying to say about a label following a child, and branding them.

I also understand a parent's relief in having found a name for something that has been so thoroughly perplexing, and in that relief, an inclination to perhaps blurt out things prematurely, impulsively, and perhaps unnecessarily.

But hopefully,....we live...we learn....we carry on.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Joe Jackson
  Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 1:45 PM
  Subject: RE: FW: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

  No, keep yer shirt on, I wasn't talking about you, wasn't telling you to shut up. I'm talking about parents who go out and tell all of the child's teacher's and fellow parents and everyone else that "my child is an Indigo Child and therefore has all of these special characteristics, etc. etc."

  My reaction to that is, so what? Your child is an Indigo Child, and so therefore, what? Everyone should be have the same expectations of personal responsibility attached to them, and it is tiresome that people expect otherwise based on a label.

  Like I said, I'm perfectly happy if a label helps a parent feel like they aren't alone. But what is the point in informing everyone that has contact with your child that they are ADD or Terrette's or Indigo or anything like that?

  As long as a child is capable of being responsible for themselves (and there is nothing in any of these designations that would preclude a person from taking responsibility for themselves), they should be expected to take responsibility for their actions.

  Don't you agree?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of R FAYE BYREM
    Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:23 AM
    Subject: Re: FW: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Joe Jackson
      Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 4:56 AM
      Subject: RE: FW: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

>>>>Of course most are not content to merely read and learn aboutthe idea
      that other kids have characteristics similar to theirs, they have to
      blabber about it and tell teachers and other parents and the whole
      world. There's really no point to that, IMO, and that's my main
      reaction to ADD and Indigo Children: So What?<<<<

      Maybe I missed the whole point of this discussion list. Maybe we should all just go read something that interests us, and keep our mouth shut about it.

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