Parenting includes teaching your children to use their imaginations well. Our parenting expert and author, Dr. Charlotte Reznick, is sharing an excerpt from her book, The Power of Your Child's Imagination. Let's hear her script for teaching your kids The Balloon Breath. Try it tonight with your children.
The Balloon Breath - Sample Script
"Imagine blowing up a balloon. Then picture letting the air out slowly, until the balloon goes flat. Can you see it? In a minute, we're going to pretend your stomach is a balloon. You're going to take a deep breath n, all the way down to your lower belly, hold it for a few seconds, then let it go gently.
"Get ready by putting your hands on you belly, about two inches below your belly button. Good.
"Now, take a few minutes to think about your breathing. Take a slow deep breath. Feel it going in and out...in and out. That's right. Breathe slowly so your belly and your hands rise and fall. Good.
"Let's breathe in even slower--to the count of one...two...three.
"Now breathe out just as slowly...one...two...three.
"Take a few minutes to practice...
"When you're ready, pay attention to your hands and feet. Where are they? What are they touching?
"Now open your eyes slowly." (From page 22)
Please note this breathing technique sets the stage for developing your child's powerful imagination. Why not practice this relaxation strategy? Then pick up Dr. Reznick's book and use it to increase your child's imagination for an amazing life.
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Let's THANK Dr. Charlotte Reznick for sharing how to develop successful minds in the lives of our children. This book is a powerful treasure for parents and kids.
Dr. Charlotte Reznick
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