What do Dreams about Children Mean?


Psychological meaning: Carl Jung claimed that the dream symbol of a child is a motif for the forgotten things in our childhood. For example, your dream may be telling you that you’ve forgotten how to play or should take a more innocent, carefree attitude. The symbol of the child also represents possibilities. It paves the way for future changes in the personality. In addition, the child may represent the part of you that needs reassurance and security.

Children DreamsYour dream may point to the child within you…

Child Dream Meaning

Mystical meaning: A recurrent theme in mythology is the ‘divine child’. This mystical figure is often a hero or a savior. For example, the child-hero Hercules strangled two threatening snakes and the baby Jesus became the Christ who saves humanity from damnation. These themes are common to many mythologies. The divine child is the symbol of the true self, it is both vulnerable and possessed of great transforming power. In your dream it may represent your divine self that is growing to its full spiritual potential.

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  • Natassja Phillips Oct 23, 2017, 6:55 am

    My dream is a lot different from what is being represented but, speaks very much about the topic of child or children. My dream happened last night, about myself and my 18 year old brother, we are face to face with this strange looking machine with an automatic door that opens, once it opened, my brother was the first one it called to, he steps in and the automatic door closes, after 1 minute, it opens and standing in front of me is my brother, no longer age 18 but he has been turned back into a 7 year old child. Then the machine calls to me, myself not being in control of me feet steps in, the door closes, around me I see nothing but lights of white and red, it only lasted for a minute as I had my eyes closed, once I heard the doors opened, I open my eyes and everything seems bigger to me, the machine anazyles that I’m 5 years old, so I went in the machine age 29 and came out being 5 years old again while my younger brother is 7 years old 2 years older than me by child image. I’m…

  • Christine Jul 8, 2016, 10:56 am

    I was walking while it was raining and getting completely soaked with rain water. There was also two child (both are boys) walking not far away from me in front. The younger child was around two and a half years old to three while the other child was around 4 to 6. Then suddenly my right slipper slipped because of the slightly raising water because of the rain. Then I shouted, “My slippers!!” The younger child turned around and saw my slipper so he ran after it but he accidentally slides and went straight forward and bumped into something. Without thinking I removed my remaining slipper letting it be carried by the low flood(maybe just a few inches tall) and ran after him then when I got near him, I hugged him as he cried. The rain pouring hard as we were both soaked with rain water as I was hugging him.

  • Ayla Soularie Jun 4, 2016, 12:53 am

    I had a dream that I had a son and he “woke me” at nine wanting breakfast. I have no kids but I want kids one day, so what does that mean?

  • Athena Dec 9, 2015, 11:17 pm

    I had a dream where I got pregnant everyone wanted me to have an abortion but I wanted to keep it so I had the baby and at first it was normal but then arpund half way through the dream it shrunk down really tiny and turned silver like a toy. Then I lost it looked everywhere for it and freaked out.

  • Maydaylor Nov 1, 2015, 1:26 pm

    I had a dream that my boyfriend was dead. I cried any time his death was talked about or he was mentioned. It felt real. Then I went home to a house we shared and went through his things and gave them to our daughter as I told her about her father. My boyfriend and I don’t live together nor have a child. I woke up still crying.

  • Monica Jun 11, 2015, 3:30 pm

    My husband had a dream the he and my youngest son were holding on to the back of a truck that was going 65 mph (he specifically remembers seeing the speedometer) and no one was driving the truck. He remembers seeing his little fingers let go of the truck and he fell off and his head hit the pavement and his face was all scraped up. Would really like to know what this means and if it’s some kind of fear my husband has.

  • kathy Sep 10, 2013, 8:10 pm

    My dream is about my daughter who was targeted to be taken from me by people that came in a spaceship and no one believed me and for years. I tried to get her back and they continued telling me I will never see your child again and I cried for years.

  • Teresa Jennette Aug 2, 2013, 2:25 am

    My dream was about my son as a child missing half his right arm

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