Artwork by Joyleen Steinen
This is an excerpt from Sylvia Browne’s book, “Psychic Children”.
…I can’t urge you enough to stop and think what a difference you could make to a child for the rest of their life by developing the habit of regular conversations that start with the simple, invaluable words, “Tell me about your dreams.”
And then, if you really want enhance the dream experience for your child, and give yourself an education beyond your wildest expectations, take an extra five minutes out of your day after those conversations and start keeping a dream journal on your child’s behalf until they’re old enough to do it on their own. Sit down and read it with them every few months. They’ll appreciate looking back on the scary dreams they’ve survived, the wonderful people and places they’ve visited but might have forgotten, the information they’ve picked up along the way that turned out to be true, the fears they expressed in release dreams that by now have worked themselves out, and the wish dreams they no longer remember that might have come true or that they no longer care about. Above all, they’ll appreciate that their dreams were important enough – and therefore so were they – that you took the time to pay attention and write them down. Can you think of a more magical gift to give them, that won’t cost you a dime? Neither can I.
Here is something that I find to be cute and hilarious: I ask my little one all the time, “What did you dream about last night?” Sometimes he’ll say, “Sleep”. Then I’ll ask him, “Where did you go in your dream?” …His response is, “In my bed”.