Kids and Bad Dreams (2-27-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To give your child a Dream Jar.

PRACTICE:       If you haven’t already, go to the library and borrow THE DREAM JAR.

Read it to your child  – during the day, not at bedtime so you have time to make a Dream Jar for him.

Explain what a Dream Jar is and how it can be used.

For an older child, make a list together of things that make him happy and that he likes to spend time thinking about. For a young child, you can make the list for the child.

Turn the list into an actual Dream Jar with notes in it about these happy things.

Tell your child you will help him use his Dream Jar if has a bad dream.

You can see more about Dream Jars by scrolling down to “Dream Jars” in our “Getting Kids to Sleep” blog.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, THE DREAM JAR.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Getting Kids to Sleep.