Family Word Snacks: Lucid Dreaming & Fantasy

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“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” -Gloria Steinem

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lucid dreaming: (v) the act of being aware of dreaming while dreaming.

in a sentence: Lucid dream expert Beverly D’Urso explains that it’s wonderful to control one’s dreams; but contrary to popular belief, control is not necessary during lucid dreaming to qualify it as “lucid.” The only prerequisite of lucid dreaming is actual awareness of the dream itself.

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fantasy: (n) 1. imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained. 2. the forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies; imaginative conceptualizing. 3. a mental image, especially when unreal or fantastic; vision: a nightmare fantasy. 4. Psychology . an imagined or conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need; daydream. 5. a hallucination.

in a sentence: Fantasy is an important part of our everyday lives, beginning in childhood. Conventionally, boys fantasize about being superheroes, and girls, princesses. But modern fantasy trends are paving their own path!

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Thank you for being tuned in parents. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and tips! There’s more for you, too, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on Pinterest!

-Elle C.

photo: “Iron Maiden”: dobrador.com

Reference: Brogaard, B. 2012. The Superhuman Mind. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superhuman-mind/201212/lucid-dreaming-and-self-realization

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children’s book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and “make it workology,” she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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