The boogeyman, ghosts, monsters, shadows, noises – all things that lead to nighttime fears in kids.
This is one of the most common parenting issues: dealing with nighttime fears in children.
Being afraid of the dark, believing in monsters, and having bad dreams.
And the younger the child, the more irrational the fears tend to be (and the more difficult it can be to calm them down). These fears can be occasional and manageable, or they can become a family disturbance. Let’s face it – kids have powerful imaginations! It can be hard to know just how to effectively deal with these issues as a parent.
But the bottom line is that we all want to do everything we can to help create a bedtime environment that will help our child feel safe, while also validating their fears and working together to solve the problem.
This is where you can use your from scratch skills to create an easy and therapeutic DIY Always Not Be Scared Spray (my family’s version of kids’ “monster spray”) to help calm both the mental and physical fears that your child is facing. This spray is customizable for different children, and a really hands-on way to discuss their fears and help them overcome them.