Book Review | The Power of Your Child’s Imagination by Charlotte Reznick, PhD

Title: The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success
Author: Charlotte Reznick, PhD
My Review:

This book is wonderful… {in my humble opinion}. I work with special needs children and have already started trying some of the principles in this book. Many kids these days have stress… adults do not always understand that I think. Kids are busy, they have high expectations placed on them, they are over scheduled and have peer pressure beyond what we can imagine.

In this book, the author teaches ways in which you can help your child with stress and anxiety without medical intervention. {No prescription needed.} I am not a yoga person {I can’t move that way…} but I got the feeling of a yoga class mentality from this book. Reaching into the deepest parts of you and finding peace and relaxation and learning to cope with life in very practical ways.

If you have a child who is frustrated, has outbursts or anxieties of any kind, I believe this book can give you tools to cope, that will be used all throughout the child’s life into adulthood. Here’s a simple example~ tool # 1 is called “balloon breath” and it teaches you to breathe deeply. Sounds almost too simple really, but not everything in life has to be complicated! 🙂 It is about deep breathing from your diaphragm which is something we rarely do, but has so many benefits.

“Imagine blowing up a balloon. Then picture letting the air out slowly, until the balloon goes flat. Can you see it? In a minute we are going to pretend your stomach is a balloon…”

And the instruction goes on from there. There is much dialog given in this book so you will know exactly how to instruct and guide your child.

So, if you are needing some calming techniques for you and/or your child, try this book. I think it could be very helpful and maybe even a great way to bond together.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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