Tag: Halloween

Darkness, Monsters, and Snakes–Oh My! How Parents Can Support a Child Dealing with Fears

Based on Powerful Research… It’s flu shot day. I have a feeling that today will go smoothly. But two years ago, it didn’t. And I notice a sense of dread creep up on me like a zombie in a haunted mansion. A few years back, E asked about whether shots would be involved with his …

Can You Figure Out These Illusions?

Here’s my trick and treat for you! Oh, how I love a good illusion! It’s a reminder that first impressions are sometimes deceiving and often tell only a fraction of an image’s – or a person’s, for that matter – story! I saved the spookiest for last. Try and examine these on your own. Then, …

The Hidden Treat of Halloween; Practicing Perspective-Taking

THE GHOST OF A FLOWER “You’re what?” asked the common or garden spook Of a stranger at midnight’s hour. And the shade replied with a graceful glide, “Why, I’m the ghost of a flower.” “The ghost of a flower?” said the old-time spook; “That’s a brand-new one on me; I never supposed a flower had …

Fear — And the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Parent

A Ghost Story for Parents’ Eyes Only! It’s Halloween time, the moment for the spookiest of stories. This mystery is not gory. Indeed it is the most fearsome kind of story because, in it, there are subtle, slow burning embers that have the potential to suddenly erupt into flames among our beloved characters… Janie, a …

True Terror – Helping Kids Deal with their Fears

Courage is mastery of fear not the absence of it. – Mark Twain It’s flu shot day. I have a feeling that today will go smoothly. But two years ago, it didn’t. And I notice a sense of dread creep up on me like a zombie in a haunted mansion. E asked about whether shots …

The Halloween Trading Places Challenge

I’m frightened already! – Kimberly Allison, Mom and Challenge Participant At Halloween, our kids have the opportunity to select the identity they want to inhabit for one special night. Perhaps they choose to face their fears head on by becoming their own worst nightmare. Others will choose to dress as characters they admire and want …

Conquering Fears

It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena to face a battle to the death with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — …

The Hidden Halloween Treat

THE GHOST OF A FLOWER “You’re what?” asked the common or garden spook Of a stranger at midnight’s hour. And the shade replied with a graceful glide, “Why, I’m the ghost of a flower.” “The ghost of a flower?” said the old-time spook; “That’s a brand-new one on me; I never supposed a flower had …