Family Connections – The Dream World of Children
Join Kelly Bulkeley, author of Children’s Dreams, for a lively discussion about children and dreaming. When do children first start dreaming? You’ll be surprised at the answer! Kelly will talk about nightmares, the meaning of dreams and how to interpret them. He’ll also tell us how to help children express and work through their dreams, and what parents can do when children have nightmares. Kelly is the director of the Sleep and Dream Database, where he has an online survey to record “highly memorable dreams” of American children 8-18 years old, and has a database of over 10,000 dreams. Children around the world have dreams with spiritual and religious themes, and Kelly explains how to understand these concepts and help children work with their dream world. Kelly will tell us about famous inventions discovered through dreams, and why dreams are so important for creativity and replenishing the brain.