Young children can often experience night terrors, wake up from a dreamy sleep and perceive shadows floating in the  room. Their growing brains and shifting brain states create changing perceptions all day long. Sometimes, in a preschooler’s world, moving from a television cartoon to watching a movie to helping mom cook to reading a book can seem like a long tunnel of shifting perceptions. Yet when a child sees an image like a deceased grandparent consistently over time, what does that really mean? How we interpret such an image depends upon our culture?

In some cultures, children who see grandma are taken to therapists and the family discusses accepting that the child believes what he or she sees. How parents support a child’s ghostly vision of a grandmother or have night terrors, will respond according to their family values. How parents support to or not support the child depending upon the family values and beliefs. In another culture, grandma is the young child’s guardian who is present from the time of birth, and they are conversant.

The book Kids Who See Ghosts takes a close look at the childhood encounters with spirits or ghosts and the parents who want to help them. How are children affected? What is it about children’s perceptions that are different? Parents learn specific exercises to help children through frightening experiences.

If you want to know how to guide your child through their ghost experiences or night terrors, whether they are real or not real to you, pick up tis copy today.

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