Family Word Snacks: Lucid Dreaming & Fantasy


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


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.


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!


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”:

Reference: Brogaard, B. 2012. The Superhuman Mind.

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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