“With my father, what you see is what you get. He doesnt pretend to be some kind of guru, and he doesnt believe he did everything right (which he didnt, despite how hard he tried). But hes definitely confident about what he knows, and eloquent in the way he puts it across. I urge you to put his lessons to the test with your kid, and see how far theyll take you both. I think, once you start reading, youre going to find my dads confidence and enthusiasm contagious.When I look back now, I remember my father was always focused. Always firm. Always loving. Always thinking about the future. It was kind of like he was always searching for the right way, the most successful way to do things. Make no mistake about it, he was always making sure I watched my ps and qs. I mean always: morning, noon, and night. Without that love and discipline, I would never have gotten to where I am today. You certainly would not have ever heard of Raven-Symone.”-- Raven-Symone, January 2010While so many talented and ambitious kids have become tabloid fodder, Raven-Symone, beloved star of Thats So Raven, has remained grounded and happy as shes created a massive franchise for Disney, won multiple Kids Choice Awards, and made history as the first African-American woman with her own sitcom. The difference? Her parents positive-approach plan--which you can now use with your own children.As her father and manager, Christopher B. Pearman worked tirelessly to nurture Ravens dream, while teaching her to believe in herself and, most importantly, never losing sight of their familys core values. Inside, Pearman breaks down his plan into eight "Dream Catchers"--spiritual and practical principles that filter out negativity, and allow only affirming thoughts into your childs consciousness. Make no mistake: This is not a guide to stage parenting, but a doctrine for raising your kids to reach their full potential in any endeavor, simple or grand.As a parent, you know theres nothing more important than making sure your children become all they want to be. Dream So Big shows how commitment, responsibility, and dedication to your childrens innermost wishes can catapult them to great success--and happiness.