Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dream Job?

I had a dream last night that I was running a successful business.

What was I doing?

Teaching adults how to engage in dramatic play (e.g. "make-believe") with their children.

Hmmm. Wonder if there's a market for this kind of thing.


The Director said...

I don't know if there's a market for it, but there should be. It could help kids (and some adults) better understand the differences between pretend fantasy and reality. More and more these days, I see people getting lost in fantasies like World of Warcraft or "she loves me, it's okay if I stalk her" mentalities, etc.

I grew up reading almost exclusively fantasy and sci-fi books, and I believe that helped me better identify reality and fantasy. Maybe this kind of thing can help.

It would also increase the trust factor, especially if there were improv involved (always agree, "Yes, and...").

You'd probably have to advertise it as a psychological thing, for dysfunctional families and families with trust issues, etc.

Sounds neat, though.

In my dream last night, I was part of an undercover operation that went horribly wrong and I was the only survivor.

bombaygirl said...

There is! It is called play therapy...my son undergoes this in his social skills class.