Denyse Beaudet, a Jungian developmental psychologist for more than 25 years, has helped countless parents understand their children's dreaming lives. By engaging parents in their children's dreamworld, Dreamguider:Increases children's comfort with nighttime and their dreamsHelps parents gain insight into their children’s thoughts, feelings, and imaginationsEncourages creativity in childrenStrengthens communication between children and their parents
Complete with real-life experiences, examples, and anecdotes, Dreamguider is an invaluable, concrete dream handbook that helps parents:Help their children to become comfortable talking about their dreamsSupply direction to their children on the daily practice of keeping a developmentally appropriate dream journalMatch children's dream themes to accepted stages in child developmentHelp children to accept and work gracefully with nightmares by explaining how to come to terms with "dream monsters"Understand and gain insight into their children’s individual personalities
Introduction -- Born from the dream -- The dream of the unborn child -- Dream smiles of the infant -- At first, the one-image dream -- A beginning dreame r: three and four year-olds -- A child's dream life blossoms : five and six year-olds -- Taking flight : seven and eight year-olds and older -- What children believe about dreams -- Where do dreams come from? -- What do children believe dreams are made of? -- What part of the child's body dreams? -- Where is the dream located? -- A child's first dream journal -- A dream-receptive household -- Dream tellers -- Recording a child's dream -- Dream drawing -- Dream scribblers -- What do children dream about? -- Going on dream adventures : heroes and heroines, deeds and medals -- Matters of the heart : playmates and friends, love, teachers, and pets -- The body : food, physical prowess, injuries, nudity, and teeth -- Crossing thresholds : death and rebirth -- Gifts from the gods : fairies, talking animals, and special finds -- Preparing children for the night -- Early evening play -- Warm sudsy baths and dream costumes -- The dream chamber -- Sharing the magic hour -- Stories and songs -- Nighttime companions -- Prayers -- The good night -- A child's first ally when facing bad dreams and nightmares -- Sorting out bad dreams and nightmares -- Nightmare triggers -- Night terrors -- Nightmares are but a fragment of the child's dream world -- Children's most typical nightmare themes -- Children's recurring nightmares -- First aid for bad dreams and nightmares -- Guiding your child through dream challenges -- Preparing for dreamguiding -- Dreamguiding -- Dream gifts for parenting -- Attuning to your child's feelings -- Making sense of your child's dream -- Understanding your child's dream processes -- Dream talk -- Dream guidance -- Catching a glimpse of a child's spirit -- Daily renewal -- Called by your child's dreams -- Mending your bond with your child -- Guidelines for dreamguiding.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30th October 2008
Edition Number: 1