How growing your child’s dream through visualisation… will help you!

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With an increasing amount of kids coming back home to roost after failure, how can you help them, help you?

You know when you get an idea and ponder it, allow it to grow in your fertile mind until it slowly takes fruit… that’s hard work! Dreams need to be very strong in your mind’s eye because they come with risks: the dream bashers, time itself – full of distractions, self-doubt, lack of money and a host of stumbling blocks like weeds, slowly killing your dream. For kids, it’s the same journey, and their dreams are just as important as yours are although, everyone always says, they’ll grow out of that. What if they don’t? What if it is their passion?

As parents, it’s our job to recognise our child’s’ dream and encourage it.

Since the 17 and`1800s and with the advent of psychoanalysis and technology, the act of visualisation has grown into a big strong tree and one that has been recognised as bearing much fruit! TV, Video, photos… printing out magazine clips of what you want to have or achieve are all forms of “seeing” your goal. It’s a powerful tool indeed. But, do we all want printed clippings, posters, advertising, and images of such things around us? In my experience as a proud home-owner, artist and decorator, since the GFC families are choosing to have more minimalist homes because we are so overwhelmed by the incessant technological clutter that inspires us.

Kids thrive on acting out, reading books, watching shows and learning at a great pace once they have finally found their dream. Those that don’t, struggle in life. A dream has the power to transform any perceivably slow or lost type of child into one who has found their place in the world, and is suddenly, and madly, driven and fuelled with enthusiasm, and heart. But, this is a dangerous time. The dream killers are out there and sometimes up close and personal too.

Consider the Long Life Pie Chart. Wow! To me, if your child can find their dream before they start adulthood, they’ll have a big head start over those who haven’t either found their dream, visualised it, so it’s strong, or lost it to defeatism.

An excellent way to encourage childhood dreams, and adult ones too, is with art.

Aside from kids expressing their goals as art- which active kids will do anyway, an idea that creates a beautiful home décor with meaning and encouragement is commissioning artwork personalised to your needs.

Alexander wants to be in extreme sports and an adventurer

Charlotte wants to be a fashion designer

Aemon wants to be an architect and paint as his hobby

Jordan wants to be a pilot just like his Dad.

When it comes to fathers and their son’s careers, I thought this graph interesting. For Jordan, he may well achieve his dream.

It’s my passion, helping kids to find their dream and work at it. I’d love to help you. You may choose a Private Kids Art Workshop so your child can be directed to paint their own gallery quality artwork and see their dream, especially of they want to be an artist! Having a childhood portrait done, acting out their dream is another way; but in your décor colours and style! Childhood visualisation doesn’t have to be literal, but be magical and fun. Grab hold of your child’s dream and encourage it through visualisation.

See more at or call Sharron Tancred on 07 3491 6400. Long distance commissions not a problem in the world!

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