The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. The five gentle stories on this collection can be used for relaxation time or prior to sleep. When I leave him to 'play' in his garden I tell him that his preschool friends are there as well. This is what I did, and, no joke, the first night we used it, my 8 year old slept like the angel I know and love - all through the night, peacefully and happily. It's now been over a week, and every night has been the same - I am so grateful to Ms. Besides sleep this has also helped when I used the first visualization technique to help him heal after he had gotten vaccines.
When parents and caregivers read these stories to their children they nurture their relationship and teach self-soothing and emotional-regulation skills. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Told with great empathy by actor Lucy Bell, Starbright both enhances the imagination and calms the mind. The five gentle stories on this collection can be used for relaxation time or prior to sleep. Giving up I let my husband handle putting him to bed and took a walk.
He requested that I give the book a 5-star review. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Garth for doing this, and my skepticism is officially humbled regarding this approach to childhood sleep issues. I've also noticed that once I got used to the idea of what the garden was for it allowed me to creatively embellish the story. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I had one of Maureen Garth's books when my 16 year old was little and it was so soothing--a perfect end to the day.
The next day he told me he felt much better and could walk without pain. These stories are the equivalent of guided imagery for children. This is a great way to teach meditation. Eventually later that night he decided that he wanted to try it out. . Maureen Garth's meditation and visualisation stories are engaging and warm. Driven by the desire to help her three-year-old daughter settle down into a peaceful night's sleep, Maureen Garth devised meditations that would help her daughter feel secure and cared for.
When I first introduced the idea of meditating before a nap he was a bit resistant. Told with great empathy by actor Lucy Bell, Starbright both enhances the imagination and calms the mind. When I returned I remembered that I purchased this book and decided to try it out. I tend to be a skeptic in general, but as I was desperate, I took the plunge and ordered the book, after reading all of the rave reviews. And then he began to request it before bed every night for the last week.
We've also taken the time for him to describe his guardian angel and that has helped make him more familiar. I definitely recommend reading the first portion of the book, which specifies what the parent needs to do to prepare to use the book with the most effectiveness. These innovative meditations are simple visualizations parents and teachers can read to their children to help them sleep, develop concentration, awaken creativity, and learn to quiet themselves. These meditations also teach children to look at what worries them and how to let those worries rest too. And it's been a blessing.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I bought this one for our new baby. Often times he'll suggest that our cat is with him along with his guardian angel. Maureen Garth's meditation and visualisation stories are engaging and warm. I seriously cannot endorse it enough! An evening meditation sets the stage for good sleep and sweet dreams.
The stories are beautiful and encourage children to build deep and meaningful connections to nature. He's such a physical kid that to add that part makes him more engrossed in the storyline. The E-mail message field is required. My husband was so happy to finally be able to put our son to bed without any arguing and clamoring from our son. I am a mental health counselor for children and families and I love this book soo much! I think the familiarity really helps to also lessen any fears and anxieties.
Also play to the child's feeling and interest to keep him present with the story. My son will interrupt sometimes, especially at the intro now since he knows it, but he settles and listens better when I read the stories within the garden. It is a wonderful way to wind down together. I have used it in sessions with clients even some adults with a few alterations to the stories. Bedtimes which were once easy had become a nightmare in the last 6 months and I wanted nothing to do with it anymore. Plus there are no pictures in this book, it's left completely to the imagination which is wonderful as I feel that sometimes the pictures can overstimulate a child's mind as well.