Quick Tips for Sleep
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Quick Tips For Sleep...
Q: You say that sleep issues are a major concern for kids today. How can
parents use imagination to help their children fall asleep quickly and easily?
Parents ask me all the time about sleep problems.
No matter how old a child is, trouble falling asleep is the most common
complaint, followed by trouble staying asleep. 30 to 70 percent of kids have a
sleep problem at some point. I'd like to share Sophie's story. You might
recognize some of her issues in your child.
Eight-year-old Sophie was exhausted and exasperated. When I met her, Sophie
told me exactly what her problem was. She said, "I can't turn off my brain.
Stuff keeps spilling out." She drew a picture of her life - dark, rainy, with
no love. But when I asked her if she could imagine what her life would be like
when she could turn off her brain and sleep easily, she transformed that
picture. She imagined a land of Love with the sun shining and flowers growing.
She said her crabbiness would be gone and she'd feel really happy and proud of
This simple spark of her imagination was the first step toward change. Then we
took the actions to get there. The Imagination Tools that worked best for
(1) The "Balloon Breath," breathing deeply into her tummy to calm herself.
(2) Imagining a "Special Place" to fall asleep. She loved to imagine falling
asleep peacefully while floating on a fluffy white cloud or in her favorite
vacation place. She was lucky enough to go to Hawaii the year before and loved
swinging on the hammock in front of her room.
(3) Meeting a wise "Wizard" who gave her "Gifts." Sophie imagined a Harry
Potter type teenage wizard dressed in a cool violet skirt and a hot pink blouse
with a gold crown, who gave her magic berries that helped her body relax deeply
and fall asleep. And her Wizard's wise advice to her was, "If you believe
you're already sleeping, you'll be asleep in a minute."
Of course, that was clearly coming from Sophie herself... which is the point.
Your child has the wisdom and answers inside. All you have to do is choose
which of the Nine Tools work best.
Learn more about how you can help the child in your life develop the skills for
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*Stories based on The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform
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Pleased to report more good news...
Dr. Charlotte in October Parents Magazine
Check out the article "Discipline Across Two Households"
pgs 52-56 (hint... read last paragraph)
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Charlotte Reznick PhD specializes in helping children and adolescents develop
the emotional skills necessary for a happy and successful life. She is a
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international workshop leader on the healing power of children's imagination,
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