Human Design Parenting: 10 Tips For Raising a Manifestor Child

Human Design Parenting

Human Design Parenting: Raising a Manifestor Child


Parenting by Design

Human Design – known as the science of differentiation – is a modality to help us understand how we can understand and use our personal energy during this lifetime.

As humans we are perfectly designed for thriving in our environment here on Earth, but from birth (and possibly even before), we experience natural conditioning – from our family, care givers, school, society and culture.

Often, this conditioning forces us to lose our natural, inherent knowledge and wisdom. Through learning more about your unique Human Design, you can start to unpeel those layers of conditioning to reveal the true you.

Raising Kids According to their Energy Type

One of the first things we look at in your bodygraph or Human Design chart is your energy type. There are 5 energy types:

  • Manifestor
  • Manifesting Generator
  • Generator
  • Projector
  • Reflector

The way the energy types are created depends on which energy centres you have defined or open (coloured in or not). 

Each energy type is different in the way they interact with the world around them. You might instantly recognise the main traits of your energy type, or you might need time to let it sit and look back over your life to realise that there were times you were were living out of alignment and actually your energy type fits perfectly (but conditioning took you away from you were really were). Whatever feels right for you is what is meant to be.

The Manifestor

Strategy: to inform

Signature: peace

Not-self theme: anger

  • Approx. 9% of the population
  • Defined by open sacral
  • Famous manifestors: Jennifer Anniston, Frida Kahlo

Manifestors have a defined throat connected to a motor centre (root, solar plexus, sacral or heart/will centre). If the sacral is defined the type is a hybrid – of Manifestor and Generator.

Manifestors have a ‘repelling’ aura, meaning they are literally designed to repel others as they carry out their initiating activities in the world.

The manifestor’s whole question in life surrounds the way they can impact and initiate in the world. They need to keep moving their energy, their ideas, their missions – are all part of the manifestor’s design.

The manifestor strategy of informing others does not always come easy to them – they would prefer to just do their thing without being held back by explaining what they are doing. In fact, a manifestor will often find it hard to put into words what they are aiming for because it’s not even clear to them yet; they just know they have to keep going. But, to ensure the cooperation and support they know they will need at some point along the way, their strategy of informing others at least takes some of the pressure off them and they can live their signature of peace. They feel at peace when they have been granted the freedom to follow their mission in life.


10 Tips for Parenting a Manifestor:

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1. Let them have opinions – they are the the driving force of humanity. They need to share their wisdom and ideas.

2. Often have better ways of doing things, even at a young age. They can skip steps and still achieve the desired outcome.

3. They often have big (not necessarily loud) energies and need to be encouraged to express themselves.

4. Have short, fiery bursts of energy, followed by periods of rest and retreat. Let them set the pace.

5. Will move quickly, and change their minds often, even on activities they once showed huge passion for. Avoid shaming them for a change of heart.

6. Encourage them to follow their desires, without holding back, judgement or fear.

7. Can often catalyse others through their energy, but need to act independently; they are a driving force.

8. Try not to slow them down with questions or logic, they need to act when their desires kick in.

9. Often self-starters and able to drive their own mission. Support, while reminding them you are there when needed.

10. They are not designed to seek permission, so they might push boundaries expected in families and society.

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Ready to add Human Design to your parenting toolkit?

Start with a Printable Human Design wall chart (for you or your child) and start to learn more about this incredible tool for your life, and parenting journey. See the full range of custom digital HD wall charts, ebooks and bundles here.

Keen to dive deeper?


I work 1:1 with parents to understand their own Human Design as well as their child’s. I offer individual, parent/child and full family sessions. Learn more here.


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