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Books I Recommend for Indigo Parents


cover The Complete Idiot's Guide to Indigo ChildrenThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Indigo Children
by Wendy H. Chapman and Carolyn Flynn, published August 2007
Parenting Indigo Children can be demanding. This book co-authored by our very own Wendy Chapman offers insight and examples to help parents coping with the unique challenges posed by raising an Indigo. Turn those challenges into opportunities. Allow Wendy to share with you her years of experience working with Indigo children and their parents.





cover Indigo ChildrenThe Indigo Children : The New Kids Have Arrived
by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober, published May 1999
Essays by many sources about the Indigo Children. Have you heard about the Indigo Children? This is very interesting and IMPORTANT information for parents of gifted children! This is THE main book on Indigo Children. Most Indigos are gifted children - and that's why it's in this section.





Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too GoodPerfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good
by Miriam Adderholt-Elliott and Jan Goldberg
(re)published in July 1999
Is your child a perfectionist? Is he panicking about getting an A-? This is an outstanding reference for parents who think their bright child should be getting all A's and can't understand why they are procrastinating on doing assignments or are very nervous about tests. This will give you effective ways of helping your child. This is my favorite book on the topic of perfectionism that I have read so far. I highly recommend this one!! When I was first in graduate school (1990 - so this must be a republication) and extremely perfectionistic myself, this little book helped me IMMENSELY to overcome the intensity and tone it down to where I could accept myself. I learned to prioritize and put the appropriate amount of effort into things. The book presents it in a fun and understandable way - so much that they list this book as a children's book - Well, I think it would be good for any readers.


Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids : How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child
by Sally Yahnke Walker, Susan K. Perry
published March 1991
I highly recommend this one, too. It gives good information about gifted children and suggestions on working with them.


Bringing Out the BestBringing Out the Best : A Resource Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children
by Jacquelyn Saunders & Pamela Espeland
published Feb. 1991
A must read according to several reader reviews. Includes both research based information and anecdotal info. Extensive resource and further reading list.



Helping Children SoarHelping Gifted Children Soar : A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Carol A. Strip, Gretchen Hirsch (Contributor)
published October 2000
Highly recommended by parents.



The Wise Child: A Spiritual Guide to Nurturing Your Child's Intuition
by Sonia Choquette, Ph.D.
ISBN 0-609-80399-9
1999,Three Rivers Press, NY


The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of the Soul
by Sonia Choquette
ISBN 0-517-88407-0
1994,Three Rivers Press, NY


Nurturing Spirituality in Children: Simple Hands-On Activities
by Peggy J. Jenkins
ISBN 1-885223-23-4
1995, Beyond Worlds Publishing Inc., Hillsboro, OR


ESP for Kids: How to Develo Your Child's Psychic Ability
by Dr. Tag Powell & Carol Howell Mills
ISBN 0-914295-98-5
1993,Top of the Mountain Publishing, Key Largo, FL


Meditating with Children: The Art of Concentration and Centering by Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.
ISBN 187905224-5
1st ed. 1975, 2nd ed. 1994, Planetary Publications, Boulder Creek, CA


Moonbeam: A Book of Meditations for Children
by Maureen Garth
ISBN 1-86371-142-2
Harper Collins Publishers, 1st pub. in Melbourne, Australia in 1992, also pub. in 193, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, also NY, NY.


Starbright: Meditations for Children
by Maureen Garth
ISBN 0-06-250398-7
1991, Harper San Francisco of Harper Collins Publishers


Earthlight: New Meditations for Children
by Maureen Garth
ISBN 0-7322-5828-6
1997, Harper Collins Publishers, Sydney, Australia


Way of the Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millman
ISBN 0-915811-00-6
1984, HJ Kramer, Inc., Tiburon, CA


Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millman
ISBN 0-915811-33-2
1991, HJ Kramer, Inc., Tiburon, CA