There is a complicated and diverse array of souls incarnating at this time to assist with the consciousness shift on the planet. These are "old souls" with complex past life histories. I think of these as two major and loose categories, Indigos and Starseeds. Indigos who are a variety of old souls who have lived many past lives on Earth, and Starseeds are those who have lived most past lives in alien civilizations or other dimensional locations (not on Earth). Regardless of where on this spectrum you or your children fit in, approaching all with universal love and compassion is always the right way to go.