Monsters are not real, so your children can make them be any way they want them to be. Here are some things that can help them outsmart or out-imagine their fears.
With the help of a little imagination, a big hairy monster can become teeny tiny, toothless, all furry and cuddly, so sleepy he can’t wake up no matter how hard he tries, or a monster without legs that weebles-wobbles on a round behind. Especially when monsters are part of a scary dream at night, a child can learn to turn the dream into a fun, safe, comforting dream instead. Children can use their imaginations to make the monsters be anything they can think of that would be the opposite of scary.