Nothing frightens a parent more than feeling totally helpless when their child reports, “I’m scared. There’s a ghost in my room. I won’t sleep there.” Onerous questions come to mind, “Is my kid nuts? Am I nuts for believing them? How can I help with something invisible? How am I supposed to fight a phantom?” For the first time, Kids Who See Ghosts provides the answers to these questions, and offers adults guidance in tackling the subject with children. The highly intuitive child is empathic, psychic, or sensitive and can see ghosts. Parental responses to such events range from abject fear, to supporting their child, being unable to act, to visiting doctors and therapists. This guide bridges the gap from mainstream to the metaphysical, providing answers and guidance. It doesn’t matter whether parents believe in ghosts to know how to help children through frightening experiences. Goode challenges readers to open their minds for the journey through ghost tales and to learn empowerment strategies for their kids. Kids Who See Ghosts includes interviews with experts from diverse backgrounds, from Dr. Bruce Lipton to Lynn Andrews, from science to shamanism, to give a well rounded perspective on our perception of the afterlife, intuition, psychic abilities, and belief.
Published: Red Wheel Weiser on Jul 26, 2010
As an adult who saw spirits as a child, and now works as a neoshaman with kids and adults who sees spirits, I was very excited by this book. I don't use the word "ghost." I find it charged, conjuring a set images of the spirit world that are usually inaccurate, certainly incomplete. Goode touches on this limitation, using various terms meaning 'spirits' interchangeably, elaborating well on the spectrum of what it is to have an intuitive, spiritual experience. Some of Goode's information on spirits is a bit stodgy and linear for my taste, with assertions such as, ghosts are "deiform spirits from ancient times who manifest around ruins," and the general need to apply a taxonomy to something that will remain a lifelong work in progress. Still, she has made it her job to supply a guideline to people who need help processing and supporting experiences possibly outside their belief system, and by breaking it down into relatable terms, she provides exactly that.She states that the purpose of the book is to "bridge the gap between the mainstream minds and the psychic minds," and she succeeds at doing just that. Goode offers two core suggestions: listen and believe. That really is all one needs to know, though she gives clear insight into how to support children who have fantastic experiences, and how to bolster when they have frightening ones. Better still, Goode addresses the fact that how children react to their experiences is in direct reaction to how parents react. To that end, she gives good instruction on how to cull outmoded thinking on intuition and spirits, how to process paranormal experiences parents may have had in childhood (and reactions to them), and how to integrate this full support into relating to an overculture that rejects it.Something else that gave me pause is that Goode focuses on seeing, the literal sense of having a vision of a spirit, which is also a limiting and somewhat damaging perspective. In my work, most clients expect to see spirits, and when they merely hear or sense them are let down. This pattern sets up more layers of self-defeating behaviour that must be resolved at some point in the evolution of soul seeker. I'd like for Goode to have validated other senses of perception more.The need for such a book is vital, and I'm very pleased with Goode's work. She's a visionary for seeing the need, let alone for filling it so well. I highly recommend this book to parents, for their children, and for adults, themselves. I will definitely recommend it to my clients.read more
Kids Who See GhostsHow to Guide Them Through Fearby Caron B. Goode EdD, NCCI really enjoyed reviewing this 221 page compassionate read on how to help our spiritually gifted kids deal with their natural God-given abilities. Being sighted myself and having 3 out of 5 of my children being sighted I wish this big fella had been around when my kids were little. But I was pleased to see that many of the concerns on how to deal with the fear of what they see and of just being gifted in the first place were very adequately addressed by the author with many great suggestions including exercises to help the child develop their abilities. The M & M game was fabulous.The thoughtful well presented strategies I found in this helpful guide amazed me, especially all the info on fear and how the different personality types will react to fear in different ways and how to teach the coping skills needed for each one. I thinking all the info was presented in an honest and straightforward manner that put me instantly at ease. Let's face it, it can be hard raising kids on a good day, but when, you need to explain to your little one why their deceased Aunt Martha is standing there with a plate of ethereal cookies or hold them while they tell you about a scary man in their window you can't see, life can start getting a little tricky real fast. I would recommend this blessed find to anyone raising a gifted kid, and with the entrance of so many Indigo Souls these days it is an absolute must have. Thanks Caron, for giving us some much needed assistance.Love & Light,Riki Frahmannread more