Controlling Monsters (10-12-15)

Today’s Parenting Reminder:

Monsters are not real. Because they are just pretend, your child can make them be whatever he wants them to be.

To help your child deal with bad dreams, explain to him how much power he has over monsters by using his imagination.

He can use magic wands, light sabers, magic potions and all sorts of pretend powers to make monsters be what he want them to be.

Have your child draw pictures of himself using his pretend powers.

Tell him you will remind him of his pictures anytime he has a bad dream.

Read more about monsters and sleep: Getting Kids to Sleep.

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