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Growing Up Psychic: My Story of Not Just Surviving but Thriving--and How Others Like Me Can, Too [Kindle Edition]

Chip Coffey
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Book Description

Internationally recognized psychic and star of A&E’s hit show Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, Chip Coffey shares his personal story of discovering his gift at a young age and offers valuable advice for nurturing and embracing psychic ability.

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. In Growing 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

“Read Chip Coffey’s book to learn about an astonishing, inspiring, unexplained propensity of the human mind.”
—from the foreword written by Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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About the Author

CHIP COFFEY is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, spiritual counselor, paranormal investigator, and lecturer. In addition to starring in Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal, he has made television appearances on Paranormal State, Celebrity Ghost Hunt, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live. He lives in the suburbs of Atlanta,

Product Details

  • File Size: 1256 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009IID4YE
  • Publisher: Harmony (April 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006E512BG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Growing Up Psychic April 4, 2012
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I've been a fan of Chip Coffey since his work on Paranormal State and later on his own show Psychic Kids. I follow him on Facebook and when I learned about the release of his first book sometime last year, I immediately pre-ordered it. At just 250 pages, it's a quick read but it is filled with valuable and insightful information.

It starts with Chip's own story and his childhood psychic abilities and experiences as his family moved around the south. Chip also reveals his first paranormal investigations and his first experience as a medium, leading up to his eventual television debut and how he got his own show.

From here, Chip spends the next few chapters explaining what it means to be psychic, how to tell if your child might be psychic, and how to control and manage psychic gifts. He also spends a chapter explaining the need for psychic protection and how to deal with skeptics.

Since the focus of the book is mainly on how to support your psychic child, Chip offers up the stories of many of the children that appeared on Psychic Kids. There are several follow-ups as to how they are doing now, and there are several passages told from the children themselves and their parents. Therapists, other mediums, and some paranormal investigators also lend their voice to the experiences that Chip shares with his readers.

While the book is part autobiography, part self-help book, part paranormal investigation, and part psychic guide, I found Chip's own personal stories to be the most rewarding. There's a very touching story about his mother being visited by the ghost of Elvis's mom, and another frightening story about a devil-like creature visiting Chip's family farm when he was a boy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Help September 23, 2012
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I have enjoyed Chip's work on TV so I pre-ordered Growing Up Psychic. I was curious about this book from the moment I heard about it because I had experienced a great deal of psychic ability as a kid. The book came in the mail promptly at the beginning of April and I started it right then. As fate would have it, events in my life interrupted and I had to fly out to California to visit my sick mother. I took the book with me as something to read on the plane but I was too distracted to read because I knew this would be the last time I would be with Mom in this life. She was dying of colon cancer that she had been fighting for 4 years. I got to spend a special week with her before I had to fly back home and start a new job.

Chip's words came in handy in a way I had never expected. My mother was scared and I was there to help her with her last doctor appointment and to enter into Hospice care. We talked quietly of what might happen; talked about death and what comes after. I did my best to reassure her and sooth her fear. I related some stories from my own experience as well as from Growing Up Psychic. These talks seemed to help her. I arranged a visit from the local priest for her and did whatever I could to make her comfortable. The family gathered with her for her final appointment with the oncologist and, even though she was still scared, she accepted and agreed to Hospice. She was in good hands when I left and she passed peacefully a month later. We had left nothing unsaid between us. So, Chip, thank you for the help.

As often happens, life got crazy after that and I have not been able to write this review until now. No matter what you believe about death and the afterlife, I found Growing Up Psychic was a warm and helpful book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend! February 18, 2013
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I consider Chip Coffey to be one of the most genuine people in the psychic field. He's honest and if you choose not to believe or do what he recommends, its up to you, no high pressure selling from him. I think if I were going to have a reading,(which I would love to have) Chip would be my choice.
Its an honest story of his growing up with his gift and where he has gone with himself and is genuinely comforable in his skin.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! January 25, 2013
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I bought this book from Amazon in ebook form for my Kindle Fire, because I didn't want to wait until I could get to the book store. I wanted it right then!

I wanted to read this book because I adore Chip Coffey. I've been a huge fan of his since I first saw him on Paranormal State. He's a southerner too...What's not to love? :o)
I expected this book to be more of a personal memoir, and it does contain some of his own personal experiences. However, it also discusses the experiences of the children he has worked with and gives advice for parents of children with psychic abilities. His advice is practical and down-to-earth. His tone is warm and caring. His own experiences with the cruelty of others allows him to prepare both parents and children for making their way in an intolerant society. There is also a list of recommended books for further reading.
I enjoyed this book. It was as entertaining as it was informative. I especially enjoyed the stories in the appendix - amazing personal experiences. I can't wait to read his next book!

Read this book if:

*you or someone you love has psychic ability
*you are a Chip Coffey fan
*you love to read about personal psychic experiences

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy everything Chip touches
I enjoy everything Chip touches. Psychic kids was a great series, his intuitiveness and awareness is wonderful to watch and read.
Published 3 days ago by Sabine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good so far! I believe the book will not offend my Christian beliefs, at least it hasn't yet.
Published 6 days ago by Jayne Maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Awesome book and now its autographed too.
Published 9 days ago by Dustin
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful and illuminating book that seeks to educate others ...
An insightful and illuminating book that seeks to educate others about psychic kids and adults.

Anecdotes, eye-witness accounts, and professional submissions make this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M.
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
There are so many more talented mediums than this guy. Why do you think his shows get cancelled?
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Chip is amazing this book is great! Highly recommend this book.
Published 1 month ago by letup
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's a great read. For all you parents it can help you with your child.
Published 1 month ago by Marianne
3.0 out of 5 stars I always enjoy stories of life as a Psychic
I always enjoy stories of life as a Psychic. This book fell short for me. It was framed as "helping Psychic kids" but it was really just a recap of a TV show and self... Read more
Published 1 month ago by gayle
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You
Honestly, as a parent, I was lost as to how to help my son. After reading this, I was actually doing things right and feel like he will be ok. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Plc
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book if used for parent/child with psychic abilities (as what it was written for). Also a great book if you read it for fun, you may find some things interesting. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cassie
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More About the Author

The photo on the left is me. It was taken when I was 9 years old, just a few months before my parents and I moved into an extremely haunted house in Upstate New York. We certainly were not prepared for what happened in The Murphy House!

My name is Chip Coffey. I am a psychic, medium, spiritual counselor, paranormal investigator, speaker and, now, author. You may have seen me on TV shows, such as "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal," "Paranormal State," "Celebrity Ghost Hunt," "Larry King Live," "Good Morning America" or "Nightline."

In my first book, "Growing Up Psychic," I share lots of stories about my own experiences as a psychic youngster growing up surrounded by the paranormal. I also provide no-nonsense, indispensable information for anyone who interacts with children who may be exhibiting psychic abilities or having paranormal experiences -- parents, educators, medical professionals, mental health clinicians, members of the clergy, paranormal investigators -- and adults who faced the challenges of growing up psychic.

As an added bonus, there are numerous updates about many of the children and families who appeared on the popular TV show, "Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal," that aired on both A&E and The Biography Channel for three seasons.

To learn more about me, I invite you to visit my website at

Follow me on Twitter at

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