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    #39753 - 03/02/09 06:36 AM Dreams
    hkc75 Offline

    Registered: 01/27/09
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    Has anyone's kids had very vivid dreams? My DS now 6 used to dream about people. He would wake up screaming at 18 mos and then describe the "people" he would see in his dreams (think movie Sixth Sense). It used to give me the chills. He still recalls his dreams and can describe them very vividly. Now my DD2 is doing it. When I asked other moms if their kids do this, I got the "weirdo" looks from them. So I thought I would throw this out there to you guys. Is it a GT trait or a "weirdo" trait?

    #39768 - 03/02/09 07:28 AM Re: Dreams [Re: hkc75]
    Austin Offline

    Registered: 06/25/08
    Posts: 1840
    Loc: North Texas
    About once every two weeks Mr W wakes up screaming and sobbing uncontrollably. It takes a good hour to get him back to sleep. I am not sure what he is dreaming about, but he is very upset.

    #39770 - 03/02/09 07:47 AM Re: Dreams [Re: Austin]
    Artana Offline

    Registered: 11/10/08
    Posts: 227
    My DS7 had that to the point that he still will not sleep without nightlights. He vividly recalls faces and people that he saw when he was younger.

    To be honest, I had the same issues as a child.

    #39771 - 03/02/09 07:53 AM Re: Dreams [Re: Austin]
    Skylersmommy Offline

    Registered: 10/24/08
    Posts: 303
    One of my daughters has a hard time going to sleep, it's almost like she cannot turn off her brain and relax. She has bad dreams and she's afraid of her closet being open when she sleeps. She also talks in her sleep, just recently when we were on vacation she was discribing the colors of a flame from hottest to coolest blue, yellow, orange and red, funny thing to be dreaming about. smile

    #39775 - 03/02/09 08:36 AM Re: Dreams [Re: Skylersmommy]
    delbows Offline

    Registered: 04/25/06
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    Loc: Midwest
    My DS12 had night terrors a couple times per week when he was seven-eight. That was actually how we began the process for him to become a YS. I called Davidson to ask if there was any known correlation between night terrors and high IQ. Although she was not aware of a correlation, the consultant who took my call encouraged us to apply.

    I had extremely vivid dreams when younger. Some were scary, but others where bizarre/funny. They were always colorful! I would often entertain my school friends at lunch with description of my most recent dream.

    #39777 - 03/02/09 08:39 AM Re: Dreams [Re: Skylersmommy]
    Ania Offline

    Registered: 02/07/06
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    I do not know what DS would dream about, but I could not console him in his nightmares. The thing I discovered worked best was to bring him crying downstairs, put him in my lap, put his favourite video on (it was Fireman Sam)and just wait for him to wake up and then calm down. It generally took about two episodes and he wanted to go back to bed .

    #39973 - 03/03/09 03:39 PM Re: Dreams [Re: Ania]
    seablue Offline

    Registered: 10/21/08
    Posts: 356
    Loc: by the sea
    hkc - our dd 26 mos. has extremely vivid dreams and will sit up and act them out before fully waking. She talks in her sleep, too. (Her father is exactly the same way.)

    As a kid I don't remember vivid dreams, but when I was pregnant I dreamed like the Sixth Sense, or, more accurately, like the tv show Medium. It. Was. Awful. I really felt like I was losing my mind and I was definitely losing sleep.

    Funny, I always had to have the closet door shut, too. I thought I was the only one!

    #39977 - 03/03/09 03:50 PM Re: Dreams [Re: seablue]
    jayne Offline

    Registered: 08/12/08
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    I may be off here...but my kids had "night terrors." I think they are not too unusual. I don't know if that's what you're talking about exactly, but here's a wiki entry for more info:

    Wikipedia: Night Terrors

    #39978 - 03/03/09 03:51 PM Re: Dreams [Re: seablue]
    BWBShari Offline

    Registered: 10/24/08
    Posts: 1167
    Loc: NM
    My DS6 had night terrors every night at 2-3. As he's gotten older he seems to be outgrowing them but he still has to have a nightlight and shows up at the side of my bed about twice a month.
    Mom to DS 10, DS 11, DS 13
    Ability doesn't make us, Choices do!

    #39982 - 03/03/09 04:13 PM Re: Dreams [Re: BWBShari]
    hkc75 Offline

    Registered: 01/27/09
    Posts: 312
    Thanks guys. I am not referring to night terrors. My kids are full awake and can recall very vivid events/people often describing graphic features and details. I think it is hard because they are so little and have all these big descriptive words that they use. I have noticed that these events occur more often when it is too hot. My DS6 now still has very vivid nightmares but only when his anxiety gets the best of him. I wondered about correlation between giftedness and night dreams as delbows suggested.

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