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The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success Paperback – August 4, 2009
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--Harvey Karp, M.D., FAAP, creator of the book and DVD, The Happiest Toddler on the Block
"Dr. Reznick offers a revolutionary approach for parents to help their children handle fears, worries, and self-doubt. Her simple, accessible advice allows kids to develop their self-esteem while creatively tackling problems. This book is a must-read for any parent who hopes to arm their child with the tools to handle life's daily struggles."
--Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles ™ and co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series
"This is a wonderful guide for anyone raising children in a stressful world. I'm looking forward to practicing Dr. Reznick's strategies with my own daughters as they grow and become more aware of life's everyday pressures."
--Mallika Chopra, co-author of 100 Questions From My Child and author of 100 Promises to My Baby
"The way out is through the inside. This is how this profound guide for joy and success begins... right where it should. Charlotte knows kids, and she also knows the power of our own minds to heal ourselves, create images of joy, and become the things we believe we are. Join Charlotte in this journey into a very practical tool set for this age... helping our children to cope with all that is around them. It couldn't have come at a better time!"
--Lee Carroll, co-author of the Indigo Children book series
"As a skilled psychologist, Dr. Reznick draws from her wealth of experience to offer children and parents a treasure trove of skills to relieve stress. She presents well-written, easy-to-follow tools to use in every situation. From visualization techniques to breathing exercises, Dr. Reznick taps the power of a child's imagination to ensure kids achieve peace and success."
--Judith Orloff, M.D., author of Emotional Freedom
"Charlotte Reznick shows how kids can access the power of their imaginations for healing, growth, learning, change and peak performance. Her practical wisdom and considerable experience provide the groundwork and the actual imagery tools to reach all kinds of kids - rich and poor, smart kids and learning disabled, confident and unsure - not to mention their parents, teachers and counselors. This is a wonderful resource!"
--Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal; and creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery audio series.
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creates a ripple effect of healing for both parents, children and the
generations to come.
Dr. Charlotte Reznick, in this unique and groundbreaking book, takes us deeply into the inner worlds of children, where they, too, can use imagery to explore trauma and misunderstandings that are dominating their lives right now, to correct, heal and provide tools and values that can literally change their young lives and the lives and directions of their parents.
The amazing part of this book is that, above being an excellent reference for therapists to learn how to use imagery with their young clients, Dr. Reznick is actually teaching the parents to do imagery with their children. With her nine tools, hundreds of stories to illustrate what others have experienced, scripted imageries to be used both by the parents and the children, she covers every possible issue a child may have to deal with; from temper to bedwetting, from illness to acting out.
Majestic in its simplicity, classic in its wisdom, this is a book on how to be the best parent, as well as teaching children the tools, through imagery, to take charge of their own lives in the best way possible. We highly recommend this book.
I work with the lowest performing children in the Los Angeles School District and am always searching for tools to help these children and their parents. I know they need a safe, calm, peaceful environment to help them understand the pain, grief, loss and trauma that so many experience to have a more successful and thriving emotional and academic life. So many of these children experience ADD/ADHD like symptoms as well as being so angry and acting out at home and in the classroom. I strive to bring activities and games to heighten or stimulate their imagination and to give them as many stress-free and calming moments. This book is a veritable plethora of amazing interventions that are so needed for these children and their parents. It is like I thought to myself everything I have been thinking and dreaming about that would help these kids....and Dr. Reznick put it all into words that are so reader-friendly! Brava Charlotte...Just what I needed to start my school year!
I will share it with all my colleagues and friends,
Sherri Jaye LMFT, PSA and Chairperson of LAUSD's Resource Fair
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The Power of Your Child's Imagination is THE guide book for loving and promoting healthy development in children. In it, Dr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by LG
Dr. Charlotte Reznick believes that kissing your child is sexual. I don't trust her judgement.Published 12 months ago by John D. Frey
Great book on awakening a child to their own potential. We all have the lives that we envision, why not give your child the tools to imagine the life they want and the knowledge... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Alyria Sails
In my practice as a child psychologist, I recommend this book to all my anxious clients with busy minds. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Dr. Robin Alter, author of Anxiety and the Gift of Imagination
As a mom of seven, I am very familiar with a child's imagination. Leave it up to Charlotte Reznick to take this imagination and turn it into a tool for children to achieve success... Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Hannah Keeley, TV host "Hannah, Help Me!"
In 44 years in the field of child psychology, I've worked directly with parents and children, conducted research on children's mental health, and provided training to mental health... Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by Marti Erickson, Ph.D.
As we all know, parenting has twists and turns, ups and downs, and highs and lows. When a challenging situation is thrown at us, we often don't know how to react, what to say, or... Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by V. Thornton
This is a book we all need to read. I started putting some of these techniques into practice the very first day I picked up the book. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Leta Hamilton
A groundbreaking book that is essential to raising children today. Dr. Reznick has created an easy to read and understand approach to helping children with issues that not that... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by T. Love