Dream dictionary

Dream Symbol: Child/ Children

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  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
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Dream meaning: Child/ Children

Child Children If not your own child, it may represent your inner child; unfinished growth processes within you; a childish part of you that is reacting to a waking situation. It can represent your own child and wishes for that child; perceptions about your child; your own childhood needs awakened by actions of your real child.


An archetypal child, which may appear as a wonder or divine child, represents the collective unconscious, the treasure hard to obtain. It is out potential, our urge to be all that we can; therefore, the archetypal child represents a healer, a bringer of wholeness. In folklore, the motif may be expressed by the appearance of a dwarf.


Child can symbolize innocence; the future; growth; spontaneity; carefulness; fearlessness. The child’s age may represent some experience or issue that occurred around that age, or a process that began that number of years ago. If the child is age is not readily apparent, make a guess.


See boy, daughter, dwarf, family, girl, son.

Related dream symbols
Urine, Urinate, Pee

5 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • kelly // Aug 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I have this dream about strangers who I am looking to hide from as they are going to hurt me somehow but they never do. I have this dream since I was young.

  • Sarah // Feb 3, 2011 at 12:34 am

    My dream was very odd. I was in love with a vampire who I had a child with. I was human. Everytime I looked at the child, it changed. Whether gender, age, or mental status somehow it changed. It started as a baby girl and ended as a pre-teen autistic boy. I just remember thinking everytime that it was beautiful.

  • Erica // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Dreamed that I went overseas and was met by my sister who had died and she told me that a baby that I had had and who I was told had died was alive but they had given him away. I immediately wanted to see that child but she told me that I should leave him with his adopted parents and concentrate my efforts on my present infant son. I have no sons in reality; I have 2 daughters. The dream went on that I had also been engaged and that there was deceit surrounding that too and that I should forget both the son and the previous engagement and move on with my present son and forget about the past especially as it would be too disruptive for the first son. In the dream I had gotten my older daughter into school but realized that I had to go back home to get my younger daughter. I asked my deceased sister’s permission to go back and get her while she cared for my older daughter. That was the end.

  • HB // Jul 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I dreamt that my older daughter who is only 5 had put her younger sister who is 3 somewhere safe, but we couldn’t find her. She just kept telling me she was safe.

  • Haley // Apr 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Last night I had a dream that my husband and I were in a house that reminded me a lot of the one I grew up in. We had my two step sons (whom we haven’t seen in over 6 months-their mother wont allow us to see them.) I remember waking up to find them outside playing at my dad’s house. I got out of bed and went to play with them, only to find the yard was flooded. There was a dock or it could have been the porch, either way, at the end there was a good five foot jump to a rope bridge. I looked down to jump taking my eyes off of the boys, when I looked up my husband was at the other end of the bridge with the boys. He was carrying the youngest (3) and holding the hand of the older boy (6.) I tried to jump back to the deck/porch but the bridge flipped, I went into the water along with my oldest stepson. I felt a sense of panic then realized my step son was in the water; I swam to him, then back to the deck/porch. We climbed up and went inside. When I got out of the shower the boys where watching TV. The eldest ran to me gave me a hug and told me he loved me, I told him I loved him. I woke up then.

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