Children's Dreams teaches readers how to understand and appreciate the “big dreams” of childhood: rare but intensely memorable dreams that make a lifelong impact on a child's psychological and spiritual development. Current scientific research shows that children's brains are hard-wired to generate intensely creative dreams. Children’s Dreams shows parents, teachers, and therapists how to analyze and interpret these kinds of dreams in a way that reveals their deep roots in the spiritual wisdom of a child's developing imagination.Both Kelly and Patricia have graduate degrees in religion and psychology, and their new book combines academic research with personal stories and parenting advice. Kelly is a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, senior editor of the journal Dreaming, and former president of the International Association of the Study of Dreams. Patricia is a former Interfaith Spiritual Services Director at Hospice of Marin and teacher in the pastoral counseling program of San Francisco Theological Seminary.