Train Your Child's Powerful Imagination
If you'd like to empower your child with joy and success, go inside to his imagination. Our parenting expert and author, Dr. Charlotte Reznick, tells you how in step-by-step detail. It's easy and rewarding. Here's an excerpt from her book, The Power of Your Child's Imagination.
"Six-year-old Alec couldn't go to bed alone. Every night, his mom sat with him until the anxious boy fell asleep. Then she would tiptoes out, hoping not to wake him. If she left sooner, he would tremble and beg her to stay.
When she asked about his fears, his response was surprisingly precocious. "I believe in ghosts and goblins," he said. "I think they come through walls. I think they're real, I'm a little kid, and I have a big imagination."
Mind and imagination are powerful forces, especially in a growing child. They are catalysts for so much more than bedtime fears. The stories a child tells herself, what she thinks and imagines, determine how she reacts to the events in her life and, essentially, who she becomes. Consider any problem you child is facing right now - struggles at school or with friends, sorrow over a loss, jealously over a new baby, physical illness-and you'll find much of her suffering stems from how she thinks about it.
For a child to thrive in the world, he must thrive inside. We spend so much time on the externals-how children behave, how they handle their bodies and interact with others-that we rarely address the inside places where personality and imagination, mind and heart, reside. The places where a Self is born. Yet the same skills adults use to improve creative and professional performance can help your child discover increased health, confidence, and self-esteem.
Like Alec, your child has a big imagination. We're going to make it an ally, tapping his inner knowledge to help him heal himself and realize his dreams. Simply discovering that he has his own wisdom will be empowering. Developing the habit of listening to it and trusting it will profoundly shape how he meets life's challenges.
"But he's just a boy," you might be thinking. "How much can...(Pages 3-4) To read more and learn the imagination exercises you can use to empower your child, pick up Dr. Charlotte Reznick's book,
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Let APPLAUD Dr. Reznick for writing such a practical book for helping our children harness the power of their imaginations. As parents you will learn to transform your child's stress and anxiety into joy and success. What could be better?
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