Blog Tour and Book Giveaway: Kids Who See Ghosts by Dr. Caron Goode
May 26, 2010 in Book Club Possibility, Elementary Educators, High School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Preschool to 1st grade teachers Tags: Author Interview, blog tour, Book giveaway, Dr. Caron Goode, Kids Who See Ghosts
Today, I am happy to host Dr. Caron Goode, author of Raising Intuitive Children: Guide Your Children to Know and Trust Their Gifts, who is discussing her new book: Kids Who See Ghosts: How to Guide Them Through Fear. Caron is going to answer some questions for us today about her book, and she is offering ONE FREE copy to someone who leaves a comment or question on this post either today or tomorrow. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments on Friday. So, let’s get to the interview. . .
Margo: Thank you, Dr. Goode, for joining us today. In your opinion, who is the perfect audience for this book and why?
Dr. Goode: The audience who will love reading this book is the millions of parents whose children have had ghost experiences. While some parents are supportive; others are frightened with and for their children. Guiding children through fears of any kind, but especially fear of ghosts, is an empowering bonding experience for a parent and child.
Margo: What inspired you to write this book?
Dr. Goode: On my first blog that discusses raising the empathic, creative psychic child with intuitive intelligence, my first post happened to be a review of the debut of the television show, Psychic Children, on the A & E Channel. In the next several weeks, the blog was flooded with thousands of people seeking information about their child’s scary ghost experiences. Their children ranged in ages from preschoolers to teens. I thought compiling the answers and concerns into a book that also contained interviews from skeptics, psychics, parents and psychologists would be an excellent handbook for parents.
Margo: What a great idea and very helpful for parents! If children are telling their parents they are seeing ghosts but parents don’t believe in this, what positive steps can parents take to help their children, especially if children are scared?
1. The book encourages parents to believe their children whether or not they believe in ghosts.
2. Listen to the story.
3. Connect with their child and soothe their fears.
4. Accept the event.
5. Continue to observe children who have consistent experiences over time.
Margo: Thank you for sharing those steps with us. They are very helpful. What is one of the most interesting cases you’ve seen of children seeing ghosts that you included in your book?
Dr. Goode: The most interesting case was shared by a mom, Doreen Fisher, who made some terrific adaptations to life when both of her children turned out to be conversant with the spirit realm from the early years. Most extraordinary was her story of her son Stone.
“My son, Stone, was born with a heart defect, a condition called supraven-tricular tachycardia (SVT). It was like an extra electrode in his heart that would jump up to three hundred beats a minute and get stuck. I started having trouble nursing and was getting signs that something was wrong. The doctors and midwife said he was fine. Only because my gut screamed, ‘No, we’ve got to get it checked out,’ did we get to the doctor at the right moment because his heart was starting to fail.
“When Stone was two weeks old, the doctors told me he might die. At that moment, everything stopped around me and became surreal. An internal voice said, ‘That isn’t true. Don’t listen to that and focus on what you want.’ The doctor continued explaining the different levels Stone’s health might take—possible heart transplant, death, being on medication throughout his entire life. One other possibility, that he might outgrow it, was the option that I chose. I looked at my son in the hospital, and I kept telling him that his heart was confused. Stone looked me directly in the eyes, and I knew that he understood what I was saying. ‘Tell your heart to heal, Stone. It knows how to do it.’
“The hospital staff laughed at me. I kicked the doctors out of ICU and focused on surrounding Stone in positive energy. What happened next? The doctors said they didn’t know why his heart healed. ‘He’s obviously not reading the medical journals. He’s healing rapidly, and we really don’t understand why.’ They released him, and we went home.
“As soon as Stone could talk, he told me long stories about his animal friends. They all had names, and he could describe in detail how they looked. There were a lot of them. He had them around him all the time; but one consistent companion, called Tiger, was around him all the time. He called Tiger his protector, the one who always helped him. If he started to fall, he felt that Tiger was there to stop him.
“At that point in motherhood, I wasn’t sure of the state of these different realities. While I had let go of my fear, my son was interacting with real presences, not unlike children in other cultures who have power animals for their protection. By the time Stone was born, I had accepted the fact that Mila and Stone could see presences in other realities, and I could feel them.”
Margo: What a wonderful and uplifting story! Do you have any more resources such as a website or blog that you can share with readers?
I hope you are feel inspired by the interview you read. Be sure to sign up for the book launch reminder, so you can buy Kids Who See Ghosts and receive free personal development gifts on June 8, 2010. To register, go to: http://www.kidswhoseeghosts.com (if you are reading this article after that date, you may buy the book directly from that page).
Margo: Thank you, Dr. Goode, for the time you took to answer my questions today. Readers, remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a free book!