What is a new age child?
A new age child is clairsentient, empathetic and telepathic. New age children easily pick up feelings from others. The boundary between the sensory world and the invisible' world of feelings, moods and energies is very fluid for them. They perceive "the inside" more easily and are not fooled by outward behaviour that does not match what is going on inside. Their intuitive perception is accurate.
New age children are peacemakers: they feel the impulse to want to reconcile opposing interests, create harmony and settle conflicts. Together with their intuitive abilities, this often leads to these children being old and mature early on: they sometimes understand their parents better than they understand themselves or each other, and they often try to help them or build a bridge between the two. They become, in their feelings, 'their parent's parent' and may begin to identify with this helping, therapeutic role. Part of their open-minded childhood can be lost in the process.
A new age child is idealistic. New age children are spiritual, profound and imaginative. They are inspired by ideals such as equality, brotherhood and respect for nature. In their aura, you often see that the heights of two chakras are wide open: they can therefore experience a lot of inspiration, insight and enthusiasm. But you also often see that this energy is not (fully) grounded, which manifests itself in floating, restlessness, dreaminess or lack of realism.
New age children are more instinctive than rational. They struggle with preconceived structures and mental frameworks that leave little room for intuition, unpredictability and individuality. Actually, they are here to teach us to break with a tradition of excessive thinking and analysis. Now it is true that all children are to some extent sentient beings, but what distinguishes new age children is that it is physically and emotionally impossible for them to adapt to an environment that is too based on reason. They then literally become ill or exhibit severe behavioural disorders. They are, as it were, already so firmly anchored with one leg in a heart consciousness that they cannot go back.
Partly because of this strong intuitive awareness and their inability to adapt, a new age child may come across as rebellious, "different" or stubborn. In fact, it is not their intention to be rebellious. They just want to be themselves. But if there is no room for that, they can become drop-outs, loners living on the fringes of society.
Because they are less driven by fear and self-preservation, they are less susceptible to coercion, authority and discipline. Still, they may suffer intensely and be confused by the misunderstanding they encounter. As a result, they may feel alienated and lonely and wonder what is actually the point of their presence on earth. However, when they do find their niche and express their creative and spiritual energy, they are original and inspiring in their ideas and gentle, loyal and non-competitive in their dealings with people.
Problems experienced by new age children
In enumerating these traits, it also immediately becomes clear what problems new age children (may) face. The biggest problem they encounter is that their energy is not properly recognised and understood by the environment, so they cannot express themselves sufficiently. If communication falters here, if there is an essential misunderstanding of their energy, various "behavioural disorders" can arise.
Children can become rebellious, temperamental and difficult to handle. They do not feel seen and heard and actually want to say "no", but do not know exactly how. They still lack expression skills. What happens over time is that they themselves also no longer understand what exactly drives them. If their inner life is not mirrored by an environment that names it and helps bring it to manifestation, children become trapped inside themselves with their "otherness". They can then seem difficult, irrational or unruly, and it takes a lot of attention and insight to understand what is going on in these children, because often they don't know themselves.
Children who feel emotionally unwelcome may also withdraw and close themselves off from the environment. They do not react in busy or rebellious behaviour. They sit in their inner world and are difficult to reach by parents or others. There is often an intense sensitivity in these children which, together with the lack of understanding they experience for their way of being, results in a "clenching of feelings". This reaction is sometimes referred to as autism (or autism-related disorder). It is a paradox that autistic children are called non-empathic (i.e. incapable of empathising with others). Without exception, they are highly sensitive. You could say that they have such difficulty holding the boundaries of their own self that they cannot afford to reach out to another with their consciousness in an empathetic way. They feel that their world will then collapse, as if everything will collapse into chaos and they will not be able to find themselves again. Underlying the non-empathic behaviour of an autistic child is, on the contrary, a tremendous amount of sensitivity and thus a very great receptivity to other people's energy. It is in response to this that an autistic child feels he needs to protect himself and closes himself off emotionally. The non-empathic behaviour you see in an autistic child is thus a survival mechanism and not an essential characteristic of the indwelling soul.
New Age children of the New World
Many people say that these children are special; I prefer to say that allchildren are special, but that these are different. Most strikingly, these children remember who they are; they remember other lives and often where they came from. They know they have a purpose here on this planet.
Since these "Children of the New Earth" were not born with the so-called veil that non-new age children have, they can often see the colours around living things, as well as life forms that the rest of us cannot see. Looking into the eyes of a new age child, it is like seeing a wise old soul. Indeed, many of them are old souls on this planet, but there are also some new age children who are here for the first time. They come with specialities; wisdom that emerges at the appropriate time. These children come as "system crackers". That is how they are meant to be and therefore they do not always fit into established systems, which is why many of them simply refuse to participate. Traditional left-brain focused educational institutions do not meet their needs. Since they often see a bigger picture, they see more in a creative approach to solving problems, they refuse to stand in line, and do not wish to parrot their teachers. Because a new age child remembers who they are, they do not have the same self-awareness values that others have. Parents and teachers cannot make them feel guilty or manipulate them. They look right through them and call the adults to roll call. Therefore, they simply cannot be brought up like their parents used to be. This can lead to a lot of frustration on both sides. It is therefore strongly recommended to always treat these children with the respect due to them. It is important to remember that they are still human children, and therefore still need guidance and have age-related limitations. Even then, they should be addressed and treated with respect and dignity. Offering a new age child choices, if they are present, is a sure way to get their cooperation. They want to be acknowledged, heard, and known in making decisions. Explain to them (without being condescending) how you feel and what you want from them and why. Don't treat them like children.
On raising a New Age child
We have yet to learn to accept that children of our time are different.
The only way you can help a new age child is to realise that they are O.K. just the way they are. Then you might be willing to give yourself the same gift. Then you would realise that you are O.K. just the way you are. You don't have to change anything. That will lead you to freedom. You don't have to go anywhere or do anything at all. That will lead you to enlightenment. When you allow your mind to be filled with light, you give your new age child permission to do the same.
It is still often the case in society that in parenting and education, it is assumed that a child knows nothing, that it is an unwritten page that needs to be taught all sorts of things, that it is small, not only physically, but also mentally. This is a big mistake. New age children are mature, adult souls. On an inner level, they are as old as their parents. Do you understand that this is special? This realisation alone has a powerful effect on the way you interact with these children. And this effect not only shows itself within one's own family, but it also affects the collective consciousness on earth. The more parents start looking at their children this way, the more open they will be to the new energy that the children bring. This will trigger changes in medicine, psychology and education.
Connecting with an unborn new age child
Often a new age child establishes a connection with the mother and sometimes the father even before they are born. Usually this happens in such a quiet way that parents do not become aware of it, but just as often parents do become aware of it. For example, some new age children pass on the name they (want to) have during their mother's pregnancy in advance. They do this in a dream, but also, for instance, in such a way that a parent suddenly hears/feels/knows a name from within and knows at once: that is my child's name.
Other times, they allow their mothers to experience something of their being in advance, which is something that makes a deep impression on many mothers. Still other mothers feel 'lifted', as it were, during the time of pregnancy, as if they are elevated into another sphere, into another consciousness.
Glorification of the New Age child
A disturbing trend is the glorification of the 'space-like' and 'ungrounded' child. And this is seen as something special and wonderful. Well, a child who is out of touch with reality or ungrounded is an unhappy and miserable child and the best you can do for the child is to help ground it and fast too.
The needs of these children consist of feeling safe enough to be fully grounded to be able to be and here, to connect with other people and other children and fully enjoy life. Not to float around and feel out of touch with reality, without commitment.
Let us stop glorifying 'special' and 'different' and start seeing what these children are really saying to us. The message of the Heart is Empowerment for All. Let us begin to empower our children, they are the future. And we empower them through love and unconditional acceptance of ALL children.
More characteristics of new age children:
these are characteristics of the new age child as they first appeared on the internet back in the late 1990s. I personally prefer the above, but these characteristics certainly still apply often:
- They often cry as babies
- They make wise statements for their age
- They approach everything from their emotion
- They live from their own wisdom
- They are sensitive to mood and moods of others and sometimes adopt them
- They have a strong sense of justice
- They struggle with cheating, lying and falseness
- They are busy (ADHD) or withdrawn
- They have difficulty with motor skills
- They are dreamy
- They often come up with original solutions no one had thought of
- They react strongly intuitively
- They sometimes have paranormal experiences
- They sometimes have dyslexia or dyscalculia
- They often have food intolerances
- They have eczema, allergies or other types of skin conditions
- They sometimes have asthma
- They have a strong attachment to nature and often are vegetarian out of conviction
- They often have differences in developmental speed between language and numeracy skills, motor and intellectual and social skills.
- They can sometimes be very temperamental if they are not understood
- They are sometimes very afraid of things we cannot see or understand
- They have regular sleep problems and are sad and/or anxious
- They are sometimes gifted
Desired behaviour towards New Age children:
- Treat them with respect, recognise their role in the family
- Help them create their own disciplinary solutions
- Always give them choices, in everything
- Never patronise them and never laugh at them
- Always explain why they have to do things. If it sounds ridiculous to yourself then it does to them. Then change it, they will respect this. They know immediately when you are honest so don't try to make things up and just say you don't feel like it today because you are tired
- Become partners with them in their own education
- Starting from baby, explain everything what and why you are doing it. They won't understand you right away but will feel that you respect their awareness. It helps them a lot when they start talking
- If problems do arise, also go to someone who understands them before you medicate them
- All New Age children respond particularly well to Homeopathy, Bach remedies and Reiki. If done by therapists where they feel at home, one can see astonishing results in a short time
- Give them help under all circumstances and avoid negative criticism. Always let them know that you support them in their process. They will often directly contradict you or let you know their comments. Enjoy and celebrate successes. Let them do things without excessive encouragement
- Don't tell them who they are now or what they will become later. They already know exactly what they are going to do. Let them decide what they are interested in. Don't force them into a family business. The children are definitely not followers.
- Treat them equally and be like a good friend to them.