by anonymous from the message board

July 24, 1999

from GreatDreams Website


Hi all. I have a 15 month old son that I believe is one of these "new kids". I love my son completely and could never hurt him or anyone else. But my son is driving me crazy!

I have been around children my whole life and I have never encountered such a BUSY child. I can not get anything done with him. I can't get him to nap. I can't get him to eat anything except bread, yogurt, tropical fruit, & cookies. He won't drink any milk. I can not get him weaned. He can not/will not sleep through the night.

I know these things I mentioned above are characteristics of just about every "normal" child, but my son takes all of these things to the extreme. NONE of the parenting advice that I have read, been told, or observed applies to my son. I have tried everything short of running away! I am a Reiki II practitioner & I use it on my son all the time. I even had him attuned to see if it would help & it hasn't. I have spent hours at a time beaming him & hands on while he is sleeping. I have tried all the sleeping methods. I have tried letting him scream. I have let him wake up for an hour or two hoping that he may sleep in and he never does. I have tried rushing to him to pat him back to sleep. I have tried letting him sleep with my husband and I. None of these things worked for us.

I am dying for a stretch of sleep longer that 3 hours. After 15 months of napping I NEED some more sleep. I also need to get a job out side of my home to help support my family but I can't with the way my son is and not being able to get enough sleep for myself to have a coherent thought puts that idea to a halt.

He is super intelligent. He has a vocabulary of more than 60 words. He willingly brushes his own teeth and does a fairly good job of it. Once he masters something he never bothers with it again. I have tons of "obsolete" toys, like shape sorters and duplo blocks. He understands Spanish (his father is hispanic but rarely speaks Spanish to him). He will follow 2 or 3 part instructions ( Where is the remote? Turn the TV on & give it to me.). He can open anything. And he sees things that no one else does, if you know what I mean. He has never been sick. Never taken an antibiotic. He has all of his baby teeth short of the 2 year molars. He had his first tooth at 3 months and hasn't stopped since. And he has eyes that can melt your heart.

I am near the end of my rope. Sometimes I have to sit him down & go off to blow off steam. I get so frustrated trying to figure him out. I know he understands not to do something because of the way he looks at me. I have tried explaining why not to do something, smacking his hands, yelling, crying, and removing him from whatever. Nothing has helped us.

I am desperately in need of advice from Indigo parents and other Indigos. I need to learn other ways to deal with these issues. I have read the Indigo Children book by Lee Carroll but it didn't really resolve anything for me. Please, no matter how small your idea may seem, please post it or email me. I will be so grateful for any thoughts and suggestions.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.