Chip Coffey’s “Growing Up Psychic”

Back in October, I was encouraged by a work friend to accompany her and her husband to see Chip Coffey in St. Louis. It was truly awesome, and I blogged about that experience in my 10 important reasons to go see Chip Coffey at a “Coffey Talk” near you. I immediately ordered his book, and just as I expected, it was very enjoyable. But it was also very informative. I know, I know. How boring, right? Keep reading…

When I bought the book, I apparently didn’t read the description on the back. I assumed that like most books by psychics, it would be about his psychic experiences growing up, as the title suggests. What I didn’t quite realize, is that even though he shares his story, it is really meant to be a guide or handbook for those people who may work with or have children with psychic abilities. As the star and psychic from A&E’s hit show Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, there is perhaps no one better fit to write this book for us.

As an educator, I’ve always tried to be sensitive and aware of the many different kinds of children I work with. They come from different cultures, backgrounds, family structures, socioeconomic status, etc. But they also come to me with different gifts and exceptionalities. As someone who has grown up with a disability and some exceptionalness myself, I’d like to think my students know that they can trust me to be there for support. But with so many students, and with so many crazy days where I don’t get to stop and breathe or have more than a few moments to myself until the buses leave the parking lot (and sometimes not even then), I wonder how many students I’ve had with exceptional psychic abilities. How many of those students may have been struggling? Am I open to seeing the signs? Have these students viewed me as someone who is accepting and sensitive to those abilities or gifts? 

Like clockwork, just a few days ago a student mentioned to me that she was going to have to spend some time alone in her house after school, and that she wasn’t a fan of having to do this. When I asked her why, she said her house was haunted. She said she’d seen apparitions and scary things, “like Jack the Ripper stuff”, according to her. As I walked with her out of the classroom while she talked, I consciously made an attempt to listen to clues and be supportive. In fact, as it seemed that she was working hard to convince me that her story was true, the last thing I said to her as she went off to her next class was “I believe you.” I’m not sure I would have been on my toes or “with it” enough if it hadn’t been for just finishing this book. 

Do you have children? Do you work with them? This will be worth checking out. 

 

From the back of the book and Amazon.com

NO one knows more about psychic kids than Chip Coffey, and no expert on psychic kids is better known throughout the world. These kids are widely misunderstood, misjudged, and misdiagnosed. InGrowing Up Psychic, Chip Coffey offers indispensable information for anyone who interacts with these extraordinary youngsters—parents, educators, medical professionals, mental health clinicians, members of the clergy, paranormal investigators—and adults who faced the challenges of growing up psychic.

In Growing Up Psychic, drawing on his firsthand experience and the true stories of kids he has worked with and helped, Chip Coffey shows you how to:

• Determine if a child is really psychic—as opposed to simply imaginative or
seeking attention
• Identify the different kinds of psychic abilities kids (and adults) might have
• Gain control over when and how psychic information is received
• Safely connect with others in the psychic community
• Deal with skeptics and disbelievers

 

Me with Chip Coffey

Me with Chip Coffey

For more information on Chip, visit www.chipcoffey.com.

 

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10 important reasons to go see Chip Coffey at a “Coffey Talk” near you (Big Séance)

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Vintage: A Ghost Story (for the gay teen in your life) (Big Séance)

Angel Moments: Music as Meditation… Or is it? (Big Séance)

Children who have spirit friends (Big Séance)

House of Darkness House of Light, Volume Two, by Andrea Perron, and more on The Conjuring (Big Séance)

 

About Patrick Keller

My name is Patrick Keller. Along with blogging (bigseance.com), podcasting (bigseancepodcast.com), and doing various kinds of paranerdal research here at home, my main gig is being an educator. I am also the founder of the Missouri Spirit Seekers (mospiritseekers.com), a group of paranormal investigators based in both O’Fallon and Lexington, MO since 2010. I am a member of Association TransCommunication (ATransC) formerly the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP). View all posts by Patrick Keller

7 responses to “Chip Coffey’s “Growing Up Psychic”

  • Randall Keller

    When I met Chip Coffey i didn’t feel the warm fuzzies a lot of people do, but I must say, I believe his attention to children is his biggest contribution and merits a great deal of respect. This is such a revealing story you tell because it emphasizes the true calling of his work, and some real application to real life. Personally, I find it gratifying when someone in the paranormal field can offer substantive value outside of the typical stuff we always hear about. Kudos to Chip for being able to reach thru the pages to your student. Kudos to you for being there to make it happen.

  • Angel

    All parents who have a child with signs of psychic ability should read this book!

  • spiritchild1972

    As a Psychic myself from a long line of Psychics who have Psychic sons I’m glad there are books out now to help parents who havent had the fortune I had to have parents who understood my siblings and my gifts. In turn my boys who are three and a half and 5 next month think it is perfectly normal to see Spirits and aren’t afraid at all. Even if they see something others would deem scary. When I was growing up in small towns of New Zealand while my Maori culture embraced it, the country as a whole were afraid of people like me. No one was allowed to know what we were. Now its open and I love being able to show my boys and friends what my gift is about. Oddly though my three yr old has started painting things he dreams about. His last painting was of a volcanic eruption that burnt houses. So im watching the news intently. Todays drawing was off rats in abandoned houses. The way he describes its very similair to visions I’ve had. So while my eldest sees the dead it seems my youngest is precognitive. Exciting times but they have me to guide them. Others have people like Chip. I love him. I thinks he’s fantastic with those kids. He doesnt talk down to them.

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