Note: I don’t like labels. The use of these terms is not meant to imply that one group is better or worse than another; they just help us categorize groups for greater comprehension.
You may have heard the terms Indigo Children or Crystal Children. There are plenty of resources for you to learn the details or differences of the two, so I won’t be discussing that here. What’s far more important that discerning a label is to know how best to support your child, especially when they are “different” than other kids. The old parenting manual no longer applies.
Indigo and ADHD
If you speak with an elementary school teacher they invariably will tell you that there is a group of children in their classroom that are “different.” These children tend to be sure of themselves, assertive, spiritual, have a strong sense of purpose for their lives, and are often emotionally mature and can communicate very effectively if given respect by others. They do not like to be talked to like a child, and they demand equal respect. As you can imagine, they don’t do very well under the authoritative “rule” of the modern and crowded classroom - where they are taught to sit and listen for hours on end. They are also very quick to learn, so it’s difficult to keep their attention. As such, they often become frustrated, act out, and many are diagnosed as having ADHD.
I have noted an interesting correlation among children. Children (with autism or ADHD for example) that are sensitive to sound, or texture, are often also very sensitive to foods. I've noticed that this extends further – they are often sensitive in all ways: physical, emotional… as well as energetically and intuitively. They are frequently drawn to spiritual (not necessarily religious) practices. These children often become vegetarian at the age of 5 or 10 for their own ethical or moral reasons. They have been known to manifest things, communicate without speaking, and effectively predict future events.
I think of the kids this way - they are sensitive. This means they are especially sensitive to toxins, foods, pesticides, environmental allergens, and artificial ingredients, they cannot tolerate them. Due to a variety of biochemical circumstances, they tend to (in addition to other factors) have poor detoxification (because their sensitivity biochemical detoxification system is more easily injured by toxins). This makes it even more difficult for them to process these (offending) substances. These sensitivities alone can greatly imbalance the body. This is why no matter what label you put on the child - ADHD, autism, Asperger's, Indigo or Crystal - cleaning up the diet, replenishing nutrients, and detoxifying chemicals and heavy metals is crucial for the health and happiness of these children (and their families).
While ADHD can be an accurate diagnosis for some, it is important to determine IF it is accurate and WHY it is happening. For some, boredom, hypersensitivity, classroom speed and material, and food additives, are the factors causing an inability to pay attention. It is important to understand why and address the situation accordingly.