Let Them Daydream

Michelle Renee Kidwell
3 min readDec 3, 2022

Childhood dreams and Daydreams

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Stop daydreaming, get your head out of the clouds.

There are times of course a child needs to pay attention times when they can’t have their heads in the clouds, times when it wouldn’t be safe, but there’s nothing wrong with letting a child daydream. We all do it, right? Why should children be any different?

You may not think that this is a problem, all children daydream right? Perhaps but some children are in constant fear, they have the dreams they dream crushed, and often they are replaced with the dreams their parents have them.

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Not all children are going to live up to their parents dreams and that’s okay, because they are just that there parent’s dreams not their own, when a child daydreams anything is possible even the clouds in the sky start telling stories to them.

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As a child, I’d watch the clouds in the sky, and let my imagination run away, daydreaming of course is a big part of being a writer but back then I didn’t know that was going to be my career path, but honestly it’s not surprising, because books were a huge part of my life, I was rarely told to get my nose out of a book, because reading was encouraged but sadly I know that’s not always the case.

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In the days before google, social media and online bookstores, I visited libraries and book stores, getting lost in stories coming out with bags of books. And the fact that whenever we mentioned we were bored around Nonna, she’d point us to the large bookshelf and be encouraged to pick out a book, but I knew others who parents would get upset when they wasted time reading, their words not mine.

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