Seeing an image of children in your dreams historically involves good fortune. A dream of kids is usually a good thing.
For thousands of years, societies all over the world prized children.
It has only been recently that the popular conception of kids and offspring, in general, has become a little bit more complicated.
Regardless of where you stand on the wisdom of having children and having the maturity to raise them properly if you had a dream of kids, this blog post is for you.
The General Meaning of a Dream of Kids
Generally speaking, this is a positive sign.
Something big is going to happen in the near future.
This is not some sort of magical prediction.
Instead, it’s your subconscious picking up on signals that you perceive.
Your waking life is somehow blind and deaf to these because you have other priorities.
Maybe you’re stressed or there’s a tremendous amount of pressure in different areas of your life.
In fact, you could be so disoriented that you cannot tell the forest from the trees.
People can be so confused then distracted that they can’t see an elephant in the middle of a room, much less good fortune.
Well, your subconscious isn’t distracted.
It’s always picking up and observing the stimuli that the Universe is sending your way.
It has the gift of a big-picture perspective.
Listen to your dream.
It is telling you that something big is going to happen, and it is positive.
A related general interpretation of kids in dreams involves your need for belonging.
When you have children, there is an expectation that you will accept, welcome, and love them unconditionally.
This is what a home is.
It is a place where you go to rest.
It is not a place where you get judged, criticized, or cast out.
Instead, it’s a place where you belong.
There are no explanations needed.
There are no excuses to be thrown out.
You just are in your home.
Kids represent that sense of belonging and acceptance.
There’s a part of you that longs for this because apparently in some areas of your life, you’re just not getting the kind of acceptance and welcome you need.
With all that said, the general meaning of a dream of kids gives way to contextual meaning.
There are certain situations where something profoundly negative can be drawn from the dream imagery of children.
One of them is immediately below.
Warning Sign Against How to Run Your Life
If you had a dream of kids and your emotional response to them is not warm, positive, or even loving and kind, this is a warning sign.
Please understand that your dream is not predictive.
Just because you had a dream of kids doesn’t mean you want kids nor you have one on the way.
Instead, your subconscious is telling you that before you think of anything big or make a very important move, consider the many areas of your life where you have loose ends.
Maybe there’s a part of your life that needs a sense of closure.
Perhaps there are certain issues that you’ve been sweeping under the rug all this time.
Whatever the case may be, you need to push yourself more emotionally and psychologically to clean the house so to speak.
You can’t be carrying all these burdens and expect something big and grand to happen in your life.
Even if they did pan out, you wouldn’t be able to handle them.
They will quickly crumble to dust.
This is a warning sign for you not to miss an opportunity.
There is a big opportunity coming but chances are if you hang on to your old mindset and your old coping mechanisms, not much will come out of this big development.
A Positive Sign
To dream of kids indicates some big news is coming soon.
This is a culmination of past efforts and big plans that you may have had in the past.
You will feel fulfilled across the board — emotionally, physically, and financially — because this big news affects many different areas of your persona.
It’s that big!
But the weird thing about all of this is that it feels like you lucked out.
You would get the impression that this all of a sudden, came from the heavens and fell into your lap.
That’s not true because your waking mind is so distracted that you forgot to realize that you planted a lot of seeds in the past.
Now, the harvest is coming.
It Can Be a Worrying Sign
Just as being a first-time parent can bring a lot of worries to the table, there’s a part of you that is unable to handle very big positive changes.
You’re asking yourself: “Will I change?”
You are feeling emotionally unprepared.
Whatever the case may be, this is actually a growing experience for you.
It’s one thing to come into “good fortune.”
It’s another to keep it.
These are two totally different things.
You have to be prepared for you to keep the positive benefits of the turn of events coming your way.
Be emotionally prepared.
Everything else will fall into place.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Evil Kids?
If your kids are doing something wrong in your dreams or they’re just basically being brats, this indicates a personal failing.
Your subconscious is telling you that you have so many loose ends that a lot of people perceive you negatively.
You may play a good game of looking at yourself as some sort of victim, but at the end of the day, you are going to be judged by what you do instead of what you intend to do.
Please understand that these are two totally different things.
If you are tired of “being misunderstood,” well, it’s time to step up and get your act together.
What Does It Mean to See a Kid Crying in Your Dream?
This is actually a paradoxical symbol because crying kids usually indicate that there are beautiful and unexpected surprises on the way.
Be ready to receive some good news from an area of your life that you felt you have neglected a long time ago.
Even though it’s an area of your life that’s “neglected,” in reality, you’ve actually planted a seed that may soon blossom into a rich harvest.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Many Children Who Are Sick?
If you see an image of children on sick beds, this is time to step back, take a deep breath, and take some time off from whatever you’re doing.
Please understand that this doesn’t mean that what you’re doing is not worth it.
What it means is that you need to take a big-picture view and ask yourself: “How can you improve?”
This applies across the board from working out to finding a job to working at a job as well as being in a relationship.
Take some time off, take stock, and come back energized and ready to take on the world.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Child Who Is Vomiting?
There’s a lot of negative energies flowing through your life.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the source.
It could be toxic people around you.
Whatever the case may be, it’s bubbling up to the surface and it’s beginning to negatively affect your mindset.
Look for the source.
Try to see if you can interpret it in a more positive way.
If you can’t, get some sort of distance because it’s changing you for the worst.
What Does It Mean to Dream a Child That Is Asleep?
There’s a sense of calmness inside you.
This is the part of you that seeks calmness and quiet.
Some people would say that this is your introverted side.
Whatever the case may be, draw strength from this part of yourself.
If you’re just so focused on being everything to everyone you meet and being a people pleaser, chances are, you’re going to hit a wall sooner or later.
The worst part to all of that is you only have yourself to blame.
Save some energy for yourself.
Use it to grow and become the best version of yourself.
What Does It Mean to Feed a Child in Your Dream?
When the main image of your dream is to feed a child maybe by spoonfeeding him or her, your subconscious is reconnecting you with your kind, generous, and altruistic side.
All of us have this.
But just because we have this doesn’t mean we have to climb on the rooftop and yell to the world: “Hey! I’m a good person!”
Just let it flow through you.
Do good because there’s a part of you that is good.
That’s all there is to it.
Because if you try to make a big production out of it, people are going to get the wrong impression.
Plus, it may start a chain reaction that may not be all that good as far as your emotional health goes.
So if you feel an urge to help other people, just do it but don’t ask for anything in return.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Staying With Kids That Are Not Yours?
You feel that there is a part of you that benefitted from sort of unmerited gain.
In other words, you got something without really trying or you knew somebody and you got it when other people had to invest a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get it.
Maybe it’s your looks.
Maybe it’s how you attract other people.
Maybe it’s a job that you have.
Maybe it’s your spot at school.
Whatever the case may be, there’s a part of you that is feeling undeserving.
You need to quiet this down.
You need to look back at your doubts and ask yourself:
“Are these real?
Can I point at a real-world piece of evidence that justifies me feeling this way?”
Because believe it or not, impostor syndrome is a real thing.
A lot of people who achieve great things in life, as well as not-so-great things, are beside themselves.
Maybe I’m just lucky.
Maybe all of this is just a freak accident.
Well, you actually deserve it.
So if you’re struggling with this kind of sense of inadequacy or self-doubt, take a deep breath, step back, and look at the objective reality.
9 times out of 10, you deserve where you are.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Birth of a Child?
There are a lot of ideas going through your mind and a lot of the time, you just see them pass through much like clouds passing overhead.
But in reality, from time to time, you take action on them.
Maybe you say something.
Maybe you do a little thing here and there.
Whatever the case may be, those small actions and those words have an effect.
As physical reality tells us, for every action, there is a reaction.
Don’t be surprised if you take some small action no matter how minuscule and see it transform into something that is awesome and beautiful much like the birth of a child really starts out with sperm and egg.
They seem so small but here you are, looking at this beauty of creation, this child of yours.
Well, pay close attention to your ideas because they have effects.
If you’re sowing a bad seed, don’t be surprised if you wake up to a nightmare sooner or later.
On the other hand, if you have good dreams and you sow good seed, don’t be surprised if a beautiful thing comes out of it sooner or later.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Babysitting a Child?
If you see yourself babysitting a child, you’re feeling that you are living your life to serve other people’s dreams and ambitions.
You feel like you’re watering somebody else’s garden.
There’s a part of you that says:
“Why can’t I have my own business?
Why can’t I have my own career?
Why can’t I do this, do that?”
You have to know where that feeling is coming from.
Is it coming from envy?
Is it coming from frustration?
Or, is it a real thing?
Because if it’s a real thing and you truly want to start your own, then start taking steps.
But if it’s just some sort of emotional frustration, then you need to have a better coping mechanism because envy is not going to help you.
Please understand that when you feel envious, your mind is telling you that you are inadequate.
You obviously don’t have what it takes to earn what that person is earning because you don’t want to step up.
Instead, the best thing that you can do is to feel that person doesn’t deserve it, and you do.
This is all happening in your head.
You’re unwilling to invest the blood, sweat, and tears needed to get what they got.
Do you see how this works?
It’s a very destructive emotional state because you’re basically telling yourself in so many ways that you don’t have what it takes to succeed.
Not a good idea!
So pay careful attention to this dream of babysitting a child because it runs deep and it can communicate a tremendous amount of insecurities.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Being Led by a Child?
This is your subconscious telling you that you need to trust your intuition more.
There’s a part of us that is very trusting and it’s actually hard to explain.
You may find yourself in certain situations in your life where you just know what to do at the right time with the right people to produce the right outcome.
In hindsight, you can’t even put your finger on how that possibly happened.
But there you are.
You did it.
You delivered on time.
You made it happen.
Well, there’s a part of your that can do that like clockwork.
Reconnect with that.
And the way to do that is to stop being an adult and let your childlike innocence come through because the adult in you is just really stifling all these powerful signals.
By stifling these signals, you end up blind and deaf to your intuition.
What Does It Mean to Dream of Kids Laughing?
This is a good omen.
It’s a sign that at the end of the day, despite all the drama, things will work out.
Because at the end of the day, whether you see a pile of rubble or a big, raging fire, or dead people everywhere, what matters is how you choose to respond.
Bads things will continue to be bad things, and bad things will happen.
And if we are to live our lives expecting that the world should be perfect, then we’re going to be disappointed.
We’re going to be victims of our expectations time and time again.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you hope bad things to happen.
That’s a completely different thing.
Instead, you are looking to be balanced and to accept life for what it is wherever and whenever you find yourself.
And this is what the dream of kids laughing means.
It’s a good sign of acceptance that you’re dealing with reality as it exists.
Believe it or not, children from developing countries tend to be happier than children from highly industrialized rich economies.
It’s all about expectations.
What Does It Mean to See a Deathly, Sick Child in Your Dream?
If you’re seeing somebody who is about to die in your dream, your subconscious is telling you in so many ways the old saying: “You only miss the water when it’s gone.”
Take a step back, and be thankful for what you have.
You have to understand that one of the frailties of the human mind is to focus on what’s missing.
We seem to be obsessed with how imperfect life is.
We fail to realize that there are a lot of things going on in our lives.
But we’re all but blind to them because we focus on what’s wrong, what’s missing, and what’s less than perfect.
Your subconscious is telling you:
You are rich.
You are healthy.
You are loved.
You are worthy.
Now, find the evidence.”
What Does It Mean to See Ugly Children in Your Dream?
This is a weird one because if you see children, normally it’s a good thing.
But if you see that they are grossly distorted and physically deformed, your subconscious is using this very strong dream imagery to help you deal with your sense of unworthiness.
There’s a part of you that will always say:
“I am not good enough.
I am unworthy.”
Of course, you don’t say these out loud, but people can tell from the emotional signals that you’re sending out.
Please understand that the Universe is always listening.
And if you are telling the Universe in so many ways “I am not worthy,” what do you think will happen?
The Law of Attraction is real in the sense that there is universal reciprocity here.
The energy that you send out will be bounced back to you, and it becomes a self-repeating negative or positive feedback loop.
The good news?
You are in control of the signals you’re sending out so be a little bit more mindful.
Because if you keep saying “I am ugly,” ” I am not worth loving,” and “I am repulsive,” can you really find somebody to love you?
Can you really find somebody to accept you?
Remember, you can only give what you have.
If you do not give yourself love and respect first, don’t expect other people to do it for you.
It doesn’t work that way.
What Does It Mean When Someone in Your Dream Says You Have an Inner Child?
If you see yourself in some sort of group counseling scenario in your dream or somebody that you trust and respect tells you that you need to reconnect with your inner child, your subconscious is basically that person or persons.
Your subconscious is telling you that your inner child is very powerful.
The problem is that a lot of us define our inner child based on past trauma.
We say that part of me was abused.
That part of me went through tough times.
So this makes for an uncomfortable, to say the least, relationship with your inner child.
And don’t be surprised if this type of relationship with yourself manifests itself in negative forms.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.