Halloween ghosts, goblins and witches are sure to excite your little ones!
Now, depending on your little boy or girl, Halloween may also ignite some bedtime fears.
Bedtime fears can drain a child’s confidence, disrupt a good night’s sleep and worse off
breed the seed of fear.
Night fears are most common in children ages 3-6 because "this is the age at which normal
fears develop and a child's imagination is very active". (WebMD, 2013).
Many experts would recommend comforting and reassurance. Indeed comfort and reassure
your child but do this by teaching them a tool to handle scary situations even when your
are not there to help them. Give them the tools to master their scary feelings.
Their confidence will soar!
Scary thoughts create scary feelings.
A feeling can create all kinds of sensations like trembling legs, sweaty palms, upset tummy and such.
The list goes on...
And to top it off--if your child is very creative and has a wonderful imagination---well, you may
have a little one capable of thinking up just about anything (yikes!). The upside is that creativity
has been linked to high IQ. No, kidding! You never know--you may have to work with some night
time fears but you could be raising the next Einstein! (Who knew!)
Try gradually exposing your child to fun friendly costumes, books and movies. You can find
a list of these movies and books on our new Facebook page- Scaredies Away!