5 Tips for Understanding Children’s Dreams
Do your children wake up and tell you about the wild dream they just had? Many parents may not realize it but their children’s dreams may have significant meanings. Most adults tell their kids to grow up when they share big dreams they had. But we really want to help our children to pay attention to their dreams. Dreams like flying without an airplane can show they have strong creative abilities.
Nightmares with children might be frightening but there is a good chance that they have a high destiny to fulfill in their life. Why else would something evil be trying to stop them from being big dreamers! After working with children’s dreams for over a decade, I found some simple ways to help children record, remember and understand the dreams they are having.
5 tips to help record and remember children’s dreams
1. Encourage you children to openly talk about their dreams, particularly in the morning when it’s easier to remember them more clearly. Make a habit of asking them what they dreamed at the breakfast table.
2. Keep a dream journal for your child if they’re not able to do so themselves. If they are not yet able to write, have them draw the dream or act it out. They might create a collage or another type of artwork to help them communicate a complicated or highly detailed dream. Then they can display it somewhere as a reminder of that dream.
3. Remember that your children’s dream language is going to be simpler than that of an adult. They may see things in cartoon form or associate cartoon or superhero characters with Angels or even God in their dreams.
4. Pay attention to the tone of the dream. Is it light and colorful or more dark and shadow-like? Oftentimes, darker color dreams reveal hidden fears or things that may be trying to stop them from advancing.
5.Ask your child if he or she knows what the dream meant. Sometimes they actually know the meaning.
Here’s a good example of a four-year-old child’s dream that the parent did not understand. The dream was actually quite prophetic.
I dreamed that me and daddy were driving in his car. There was a big bump and the car boom and daddy was scared but then Jesus came said, “Don’t be scared daddy, it’s going to be all right.”
After asking more questions of Sam’s dad, we found out that he had just lost his job right around the time his son had the dream. Cars can represent our career, job or aspects of our life. Sam dreamed that his father had a car accident but it was symbolic of him losing his job. Seeing Jesus in the dream was reassuring that things would work out and, sure enough, they did. Sam has a prophetic dreaming gift, but most people would have missed the meaning of that dream because of Sam’s lack of language to describe it.
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