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Did You Dream About a Kid? Here's What It Means

A subject like a kid can be a complicated one to really explain for sure. Because dreams are like portals into our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 different interpretations of dreams about a kid, taken from three different perspectives.

Which meaning works the best for you?

What does a kid mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about a kid often symbolizes innocence, purity, and your own inner child. But the specific meaning of a kid in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

It may suggest a longing for simpler times or a need to reconnect with childlike qualities such as curiosity and playfulness. If you're interacting with a kid in your dream, it could indicate a desire to communicate or resolve issues with your own children, or it may reflect a part of yourself that needs nurturing and care. These dreams can also be a reminder to not take life too seriously and to find joy in the small things.

A kid can often be a very deep dream symbol to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To say for sure, I'd need to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a child, in Freudian terms, often signifies the id, the most primitive part of our psyche, driven by instinctual desires and impulses.

Some additional thoughts: This could indicate a need to address unmet desires or unresolved issues from childhood. Interacting with a child in a dream, on the other hand, may represent the ego's attempt to mediate between the id's demands and the constraints of reality. It could suggest a need for self-nurturing or a desire to reconcile with aspects of your own childhood. These dreams may also serve as a reminder of the importance of balancing our serious, adult responsibilities with the spontaneity and joy of our inner child.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about a kid is a spiritual message from your higher self, reminding you of your divine innocence and purity. It's a call to reconnect with your soul's essence, which is playful, curious, and full of wonder. When you interact with a kid in your dream, it's a divine invitation to nurture and care for your inner child. It may also symbolize a need to communicate with your own children on a deeper, spiritual level. This dream is a gentle reminder from the universe to embrace the joy and simplicity of life, and to nurture the child within you. It's a call to balance the seriousness of adult life with the spontaneity and joy of childhood.

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Which dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for a kid makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complicated landscape. Any image in a dream can represent a long list of meanings — or be the result of many different themes from our conscious lives.

Got a different explanation for dreams about a kid that you'd like to share? Chime in with your personal thoughts to the comment section down below.

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