Nightmares about Children Falling

August 4, 2013

The dreams below, organized from younger to older children, all involve kids falling.  It seems that when we fall asleep it is common to have the sensation of lightness or floating.  After sinking feelings and drowning dreams, dreams about flying and/or falling seem to be the second most common category. Some anthropologists have theorized that […]

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Nightmares of Children being Kidnapped or Chased

August 4, 2013

The dreams in this category all have to do with bad guys, monsters, scary animals or other malevolent forces abducting, chasing, harming and tormenting the dreamer’s child or children. This category of dreams could be called “Shadow” dreams insofar as they may be dealing with our own dark places, the aggression and cruelty that lurks […]

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Nightmares about Children Running Away or Being Neglected or Abandoned

August 4, 2013

In these dreams a terrified parent, often feeling helpless to stop it, witnesses a child in danger, running away, perhaps into traffic.  Other variations include realizing that one has forgotten or abandoned a child, or a supposedly trusted partner has neglected their responsibilities. Below are a series of dreams illustrating this theme.  The hope is […]

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Nightmares where Children Die

August 4, 2013

While it is absolutely horrifying to dream of the death of a child, which makes sense because the loss of a child truly is just about the worst thing a parent can experience, dreams about children dying are fairly common and could be thought of in a variety of ways. Firstly, it makes sense that […]

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Nightmares about Children Being Abused or Traumatized

August 4, 2013

While most nightmares seem to be a way that our unconscious works out feelings that aren’t easily comfortable in waking life, such as harm coming to our children, or even our own feelings of anger or aggression (which can lead to dreams of “bad guys,” etc.) sometimes dreams seem a little extra vivid when it […]

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Dreams about Children Poisoned

August 4, 2013

While not terribly frequent, I have received enough dreams with this theme to make a category: [Please note that I cannot continue to interpret individual dreams at this time, however if you read through these dreams you will very likely find insights into your own dream—and you will discover that you are not alone in […]

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Dreams where Families Fight

August 4, 2013

While not the most common theme in nightmares, if a reader has dreamed about families fighting and feuding perhaps the dreams below will add some insight to the reader’s own dream: [Please note that I cannot continue to interpret individual dreams at this time, however if you read through these dreams you will very likely […]

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Dreams as Teachers

August 4, 2013

Sometimes our dreams about our children don’t quite fit into any of the standard or most common categories such as water and drowning, falling and flying, bad guys and kidnappers, etc. Thus this category is comprised of dreams that struck me as best conceptualized as the unconscious of the dreamer functioning as guide or teacher. […]

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Our Children, Our Dreams: The Healing Wisdom in Bad Dreams About Our Children

August 4, 2013

Greetings.  To subscribers of this blog I apologize for the several posts in a row you are about to receive.  Just delete and do not be alarmed that I am about to inundate you with torrents of daily posts.  Neither you or I have the time or energy for that :) A while back I […]

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Steal This Book

July 15, 2013

Well, you don’t have to steal it exactly, as it’s free this week if you have an inclination to read it on your Kindle. I hope you’re all having a great summer.  I’m trying to follow my own advice and enjoy life, hang with my kids when they’ll have me and follow Katrina Kenison’s counsel […]

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