Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

From: Joseph Roach <>
Date: Mon Jun 16 22:10:00 2003

Hello Faye!

Be cautious, very cautious.

This kind of "movement" springs from two distinct wishes every parent has:

1. that their child (or children) is special and different in a significant way;

2. that their child deserves to be treated with respect and taken seriously as a human being.

These wishes are natural for any parent -- but somewhat akin to the prejudice I had that my children
were all the prettiest in their group.

Frankly, I distrust the spiritualism and pseudo-science involved in this movement. The claim that this
"label" is as scientific or as true as such "labels" as Down Syndrome or ADD is wishful thinking. I have to
reject, out of hand, this kind of cheapening of human intellect and speech. Does someone want to
seriously suggest that Down Syndrome is not a serious complex of conditions with a genetic basis?

All children (and every person for that matter) is an individual and important, and therefore deserves
respect. I do not need any other mystic explanations for why children should be treated well.

Best regards,

Joe Roach

The New School
Newark, DE

----- Original Message -----
From: "R FAYE BYREM" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 08:38:16 -0700
To: "discuss-sudbury-model" <>
Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Indigo Children

> I have just recently become aware of "Indigo Children", and have been busily devouring everything I
can find online to read about them.
> Although I find some of the beliefs of some people in regards to Indigo Children (that they are aliens,
etc.) a tad bit hard to embrace, I'm finding the overall profile of an Indigo Child fits Steven so well, the
information I'm gaining through this little research project of mine, is answering so many questions for
> The internet being the internet, I filter everything I read online. But I'm wondering if there are some
valuable resources I've missed that some of you may know about. It seems to me that the Sudbury
Model would be the perfect learning environment for these children.
> Any advice and/or suggestions for resources would be greatly appreciated.
> Faye

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