Our children, similar to us, face emotional challenges every day. They have to cope with fear, anger, envy, greed (in a childish form) and breaking habit loops. The way they deal with these challenges shapes their perception of themselves and of their surroundings. As parents we are not always there to help them cope with challenges, so we have to provide them with tools to do it on their own.
Storytelling is a most powerful tool to do so. From accumulated experience of thousands of years and contemporary therapeutic methods we, in our app., create stories that give our children the opportunity to observe, from a safe distance, these challenges and learn how to approach them in a most effective way.
Our stories create an atmosphere of relaxation and openness which, in turn, give room for mindfulness, being in the present and awareness. The stories become an observational tool for both parent and child to contemplate together what we envisage when we read the stories. We practice acceptance non-judgement, kindness and compassion toward oneself and toward others, in order to train a productive and supporting inner conversation of our children.
We have designed the app. so as to provide a new story every day. The idea behind it is to make it easy to maintain the favorable habit of reading aloud together and, in addition, to save parents the need to even choose a story, so they too can fully relax. Parents confirm that having a new story at hand every night is exciting as it allows for parent-child quality time together, free of external distractions. They feel that this time is valuable in aiding the emotional development of their children and themselves.
"I was never a read-aloud dad. My son usually used to fall asleep in front of the TV or the smart phone, but since. Since we started reading together DharmaDreams stories, it has become a habit for us to read before bedtime and talk a bit about the story, or even about the passing day."
Download DharmaDreams app now and you will get 13 FREE stories; each day, a new story.
The application has been created with the guidance of meditation/mindfulness practitioners, children psychologists, and educators, and is suited for children aged 3 to 12.
The principles that guide us when we create the stories are:
Parent-child quality time - These stories are a tool to encourage your child to open up about issues they may be facing. Contemplating these calming yet thought-provoking stories together before bedtime induces relaxation and sleep.
Mindfulness - The stories are observational tools to help create self-awareness serenity, and teach children about being in the present. They have worked extremely well for all the kids to whom they have been read on a regular or even semi-regular basis.
Storytelling - They hone your childs inner conversations skills by helping to develop the ability to listen, tell, and retell stories. We live by the stories we create in our minds, so it is important to learn to observe and master this creative process.
Emotional tools - They teach compassion, kindness, acceptance (even of negative emotions), and non-judgment as emotional tools to develop mindful perception.
To ready more about our story visit us at https://dharmadreams.app/about/
When downloading you get 3 stories after which you will get a new story every day during 10 day - no sign in needed.
After getting 13 free stories you can subscribe to get a story every day. Subscription is $7.99 a month. Subscriptions renew automatically but you can cancel anytime before the next billing cycle. You will still get daily stories until the end of the paid-up period.
We are happy to answer any question about the app, receive suggestions or give support for any technical issues at: email@example.com