Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings
There are so many ways in which you can dream about children, that it is difficult to pin down the exact meaning of your specific dream.
The fact that your dream involves a child shows a complex relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you. Often, the child in your dream represents the inner child longing to be free and nurtured.
Dreams about children are so vast and varied, that it is difficult to assign one meaning to every dream. However, most often dreams about children are representative of your inner child. If you are unsure about the meaning of your dream, or if none of the scenarios below describe your particular complex dream, try looking into the specifics of that dream as they relate to your inner child.
If, for example, the child in your dream is climbing a ladder, look at “climbing” to see that it may be your inner child struggling to make it to the top and succeed. If you have a dream about a child who is falling, your inner child may feel defeated and too grown up. If your child is caged, then you have trouble expressing your fun, playful side. Again, look into specifics to see what the entirety of your dream may mean.
In your dream you may have
- Been a child.
- Encountered a happy child.
- Encountered a child who was upset.
- Given birth to a child.
- Suddenly been the parent of children.
- Dreamed about your own child(ren).
- Dreamed about someone else’s child(ren).
- Dreamed that someone else’s children were your own.
- Kidnapped children.
- Seen children put in adult situations.
- Seen children acting as they should.
- Wanted children.
- Felt childish.
- Behaved in childish ways.
Positive changes are afoot if
- The child seemed happy and healthy.
- The child acted in ways that are appropriate for his or her age.
- You became a child for a brief period of time.
- You gave birth to a child you wanted and loved.
Detailed dream interpretation
You may have gotten the sense of how you as a child or the other child in your dream was feeling. If he child seemed happy and healthy, it is a good sign. Happy and healthy children reflect a happy and well-fulfilled inner child. You express yourself freely and you have just enough of your inner child showing.
If the child in your dream is unhappy or ill, there is something to be concerned about. Your inner child is trying to come out but it is suffering. You are not allowing yourself to enjoy the simpler things in life. Do something you love, and don’t focus so much on the consequences. Play a video game, watch cartoons, do a puzzle, or play a board game. Your inner child will thank you for it.
If you become a child in your dream, it can be a positive sign. However, if you find yourself stuck in a child’s body and you want to break free, you are holding yourself back from accomplishing something or you are hesitant about a major life change. You are not working towards your goals and are spending too much time in a fantasy world.
If you give birth to a child, you may be foreseeing the fertility of yourself or a loved one in the near future. Alternatively, you are longing for a child or a relationship yourself. If you become a parent suddenly, you may be thinking about a major life change. You may feel like events in your life are coming up too quickly, and you wish they would slow down. Your job, schoolwork, or new relationship are all moving too quickly, and your subconscious is telling you to slow down and take a break.
This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life
- Hesitance about/acceptance of a major life change.
- Moving on to the next stage of adulthood.
- Finding a job or going back to school.
- New relationships.
- Pregnancy, childbirth, or parenthood.
- Emotional and physical health.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of children
Happiness. Playfulness. Nourishment. Love. Acceptance. Anxiety. Worry. Selfishness. Selflessness. Caring. Nurtured. Nurturing. Self-sacrifice. Youthful. Old.
By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012