To see your real life children in a dream represents ideas, habits, or developments that have potential. An area of your life that you are encouraging or feel supportive of. Situations or aspects of your life that you want to see powerful or flourish. It may also reflect an aspect of yourself based on the one thing that stands out the most about that child.
If you have more than one child in real life then each child will represent a different aspect of your life based on your most honest feelings about then or their most prominent personality traits.
To dream of children that aren’t your children in waking life may reflect developing aspects of your life. Situations in life that are brand new or that you have renewed enthusiasm for. Creativity or “young minded” ideas.
Negatively, dreaming of children may reflect feelings about yourself or others being helpless. Powerlessness to overcome big challenges. Inexperience that prevents you from facing difficulties because problems are too big. Alternatively, from a negative perspective children may reflect problems that are out of control. New developments that are becoming frustrating. Feeling like an innocent victim. Vulnerability.
To dream of losing a child represents feelings of being overloaded or stretched beyond your limits. Juggling too much at once or “dropping the ball” with something because you are too involved with something else. Getting so caught up in minor details that you forget what’s most important.
To dream of a child dying represents a loss or unpleasant change to some area of your life that had potential. Positively, a child death may reflect a growing problem that has finally been dealt with.
If you dream of children that you don’t recognize it represents new ideas, or situations that are being encouraged. Something not thought of before. Negatively, it may reflect burdens, responsibilities, or problems that have to be looked after.
Evil children symbolize negative or corrupted aspects of your personality that are being encouraged. It may also point to a bad situation or problem that feels like it’s getting out of control or scares you. Evil children may also reflect childish beliefs or habits that are getting out of hand. Frustrations with someone else’s immaturity or misbehaving. Alternatively, children may reflect aspects of your personality that are playful, young at heart, or childish in intention. You don’t want to be involved with anything too serious.
Example: A woman dreamed of a child driving her car. In waking life she felt that she had allowed her selfishness and childishness to control her decision-making.
Example 2: A man dreamed of trying to protect 2 children. In waking life he was trying to protect his 2 growing businesses from being overrun and controlled by his jealous abusive father.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing children. In waking life she was working on a project for her job that she felt required a lot of creativity and youthful ideas.