Some books on `How To Study’ suggest methods of trying to cut out day dreaming. In a test situation a child may become stuck on a problem and lose focus while he or she is trying to develop an answer. This is when the day dream can strike.
You may have suggested that your child reads over and over some notes the two of you have developed on percentages. Perhaps a day dream might creep in because the work may have been too easy or too repetitious.
The problem is that we need day dreamers. In every profession we need some one who can create. In some people the act of creation must be very close to a day dream.
Rupert Brook, when talking about `The Soldier’ gave us:
If I should die think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
The poem goes on to remind us that `her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;’.Would Rupert Brook have had to have been a day dreamer to be able to create this poem? Did he write wonderful poetry because he did not have access to a book called: `The Poets’ Guide to Stopping Day Dreaming’.