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Anger and the Indigo Child Paperback – December 27, 2002

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About the Author

Dianne Lancaster is author of four books, including Reclaiming the Authentic Self and When Anger Is In Control: A Handbook for Change. Former president of a stress management firm, Dianne founded the Anger Management Institute in 1998 and has taught Transforming Anger Into Love(tm) for individuals, families, schools, businesses and faith-based organizations since 1983.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Wellness Pr (December 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972890432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972890434
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Roger E. Herman on July 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
More attention to Indigo Children. There's a movement afoot to raise the societal and parental consciousness about a "special" group of children known as Indigos. The writings in the field suggest that they're significantly different than other children of their generation-the children of today. I suspect that those kids that we identify as "Indigo" are but the leading edge of an entire generation of such people...which makes every book on this topic substantially more meaningful. Books on this topic-including this one-should be required reading for university students preparing to be teachers and counselors, let alone those who are practicing in the field already.
Chapter One of this book explains the terminology, so you don't have to scurry around looking for references to understand the perspectives. Nevertheless, I'd recommend you read "The Indigo Children" by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober and "The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children" by Doreen Virtue. Their work will give you deep insight into Indigos, while this book focuses on anger management issues and techniques and their relationship to Indigo children...and others.
At first, scanning the table of contents, I suspected this was the work of an anger therapist or seminar leader looking for another place to promote her work. Part of this attitude on my part came from seeing the trademark indicator on several of Lancaster's theories and approaches. As I read the book, I came to realize that the trademarks show that this professional has done some fine, groundbreaking work that is worthy of respect and recognition. There's a tremendous amount of good content in this volume.
Chapter Three caught my attention: 44 Ways to Show Kids You Care. There's a whole book right there, I pondered.
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Only two days after our despair as parents of a beautiful ten year old daughter had risen almost beyond our capacity to cope, I received Dianne Lancaster's request to review Anger and the Indigo Child. A book I would otherwise not have bought, because I associate the expression "indigo children" with New Age, which I label "not of interest to me". For me this book has been an eye-opener on all kinds of levels.
As parents we were 100% sure the diagnosis "pdd-nos and severely retarded" was 100% wrong. And we had to fight prejudices of experts, teachers, social workers, etc. who were all convinced that a) they were absolutely right and b) we were "in denial".
In the meantime our daughter has proven them wrong. As soon as she started attending "normal" education she flourished and was soon regarded as extremely intelligent, but with a very special attitude. The "Most common traits of Indigo children" chapter in the book beautifully describes the traits of our daughter and many of her classmates.
The chapters about anger, transforming anger, recognizing angerpatterns have helped me tremendously and instantly to recognize and release my own anger, fear and sadness. This has resulted within a week from starting to read the book in a transformation of not only my emotions but in the transformation of our daughter's emotions as well. We are now one week away from summer holidays and last week the teachers at school applauded our daughter. "She seems totally changed, as if she has cheered up in all her cells" one of the teachers said.
Recognizing the building-up of emotions as well as the suppression of anger, fear and sadness gives me a huge advantage as a mother, as a wife, as a human being and as a professional trainer of NLP.
I cannot thank Dianne Lancaster enough for writing this must-read master piece, that can transform your anger into love. Bravo!!
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This book offers advice and practical methods to help not only your child but your entire family handle, redirect and diffuse anger. Every parent and teacher should read this so they can become a part of the solution of raising a society of happy, communicative, calm children. I also believe in teaching children self-calming techniques like breathing,affimations,and relaxation.

I recommend audio book/CDs called "Indigo Dreams" and "Indigo Ocean Dreams" to anyone that has taken the initiative to help children manage anger.Indigo Dreams: Relaxation and Stress Management Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams)
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We have all heard the familiar adage "the children are our future." This generation of Indigo Children is not only our future but our present as well. The Indigo children are both exceptionally gifted and extremely sensitive (emotionally challenged.) We can live in harmony with the children and nuture them to their full potential, or we can continue to allow the emotion of anger run needlessly towards rage. The choice is ours: to read the book is a WIN/WIN proposition for all.

I am grateful for the vision of the author, Dianne Lancaster, who has very astutely brought to our awareness something so powerful and at the same time simplistic. An awareness designed for action. Anger and the Indigo Child enables us to recognize and change the emotion of anger into a productive, harmonic relationship with life. This book is a MUST READ for EVERYONE. We all have a connection to anger or angry people in our lives. This book goes beyond the publications that have introducted the concept of the Indigo Child by addressing the emotional challenges the Indigo Child will face AND giving practical guidelines for us to act upon that are very empowering for all (including the angry person).

This book is an excellent resource and "if" as adults we had "required reading" I would put Anger and the Indigo Child on top of the pile for all of us. Imagine life's possibilities when we act upon the author's insights and transform anger into love!
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