Human Design Parenting: 10 Tips For Raising a Projector Child

Human Design Parenting

Human Design Parenting: Raising a Projector 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 Projector

Strategy: to wait for the invitation

Signature: success

Not-self theme: bitterness

  • Approx. 20% of the population
  • No defined sacral energy
  • Famous projectors: Princess Diana, Barack Obama

With their ability to truly see others, projectors have an attraction energy that helps those around them to feel deeply held and understood. A projector has no consistent sacral energy so will borrow energy from those around them – this is something that works in short bursts but it is vital for a projector to detach and spend time decompressing the energy they have taken on throughout the day before they can begin to rest at night.

A projector can see a process or an event and know how it could be done better – but this can only be shared effectively with others when they invite is there – otherwise it is not received in the way it was meant to be.


10 Tips for Parenting a Projector:

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1. Ask for their input, ideas, suggestions on anything you can – it might seem insignificant to you, but it will light them up.

2. Explain if and why you don’t follow their advice so they learn that not all suggestions are taken.

3. Ensure they get plenty of rest throughout the day; this might be naps, quiet time, alone time, or outdoor time.

4. Encourage bedtime before they seem tired. Let them wind down ahead of going to sleep so they can detach from the energy of the day.

5. Help them to understand how to offer their insights and ideas at the right time so they do not become disappointed in the reaction of others.

6. Respect their need to operate in short bursts, and do not try to plan or force too many activities or demands in the same day.

7. Help them to cultivate a strong understanding in what brings them joy and fun. This will make them naturally more magnetic to others (and increase the anticipated invitations!)

8. Empowering a projector to also say ‘no’ to unwanted things / invitations helps them become more self confident.

9. Respect their need to sometimes ‘play’ differently than other kids; projectors might prefer slower, more focussed activities.

10. Light your little projector up by asking what they are thinking about, what they dreamt about, or how they think a problem should be resolved.

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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I help conscious parents understand and integrate their family's unique Human Design into everyday life.

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