Rainbow Children: Who Are They?

If you're lucky enough to have a child after losing your previous baby, every day, he or she will remind you of the joy of life. Keep reading to learn about rainbow children.
Rainbow Children: Who Are They?
Elena Sanz Martín

Written and verified by the psychologist Elena Sanz Martín.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Every person is their own world. All children are special in their own way, and you don’t have to label them. However, sometimes knowing that our child has certain qualities can help us understand them and guide them better. Therefore, today we’ll talk about a very special category: rainbow children.

Rainbow children: the calm after the storm

One of the most particular qualities of these children is that they’re born after the family has suffered the loss of a previous child. Also, this could be from gestational or perinatal death.

The loss of a baby with very little time together is a more common situation than you’d think. Additionally, it’s extremely painful. Parents must face a hard trance. Usually, people don’t understand if they haven’t gone through it themselves.

Every person and each family grieves the best they can, and for the amount of time they personally need. Sometimes, it’s common to need psychological support to work through the loss.

However, after this battle, rainbow children arrive as a divine gift. They bring both hope and renewal. They aren’t born to replace the previous child. However, they’re children who usually fill their families with joy and harmony.

Rainbow Children: What Are They?

How to recognize rainbow children

This category of special children became popular in the year 2000. These kids teach us to be a little better every day.

All heart

Rainbow children are the embodiment of goodness and compassion. They’re generous, loving, affectionate, tender and sensitive beings. They hug and spontaneously care for those who they think need it. In addition, they aren’t combative or aggressive. They don’t start fights or want to participate in conflict.

They’re sensitive and spiritual children, and they have the ability to read and understand others’ feelings. In fact, they do this easily.

Masters of emotional management

These little ones have the ability to quickly abandon negative emotions and transform them. They’re able to recover and easily overcome adverse situations. Also, they don’t get stuck in negativity.

For this reason, they’re children who forgive very easily. In one way or another, they know innately that we are all human and we’re here to learn. Therefore they don’t stay angry, and they quickly move on to something else.

Creative and stubborn

Rainbow children have a huge capacity for learning. It’s likely that from a young age, they start to stand out above the rest of children in lots of different skills. For example, they may excel in languages, sports or music.

In addition, they’re very creative and love to learn. When they have a specific interest, they flow with it easily. Generally, they understand it the first time. This, coupled with their great determination, makes them not stop until they reach their goal.

Pure energy

Rainbow children are active, brave and very strong. They’re very energetic, never stopping or wanting to sleep. This can turn their parents upside down, and some may describe them as being hyperactive. However, on the contrary, they’re simply lively and energetic children without fear of anything.

Rainbow Children: What Are They?

Harmonious families

These children are usually born in peaceful and functional families. Their families usually are filled with love, not conflict. They’re born in contexts capable of accompanying and enhancing their virtues. Additionally, they’re willing to learn from the teachings that their little one shares every day.

How to act if your child is one of the rainbow children

The main thing is to enjoy the privilege of being their parent. The parents of these children usually have good relationship with them. They consider them a true joy and even little spiritual teachers.

These children fill their families with happiness, harmony and positivity. In return, they will need parents that can guide them and enhance their skills.

As a parent, you must understand this great sensitivity. In addition, you’ll have to help your child understand it as well. You’ll have to accompany them when they feel like they don’t fit in the world. Above all, you’ll have to remind these children to love themselves, to accept and express themselves as they are, and never forget their great worth.

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