The dark can be a scary place! Here are 5 tips to support your child.

June 10, 2018




-Try and find out why. Find out what your child is most scared of. Is it something imaginary? Do they not want to be alone? Is it cause it’s too dark? Whatever is it, you will find it easier to remedy if you know the source of the problem. *Remember to empathise*


-Add more light. There are some amazing fun night lights, torches and even glowing wall art out there.


-Being in the dark can be fun. Show your child the positives of it being dark. Such as evening walks, camping inside/outside, shadow puppets, glow stick parties and nocturnal animals.


-A calm bedtime routine. Your child needs to feel relaxed before going to sleep, a story, puzzles, just talking about their day and singing can be ways to do this.


-Provide a guardian. An object or teddy for example that will watch over your child and stand guard as they sleep.


*If you have concerns that your child is experiencing night terrors then I would recommend you visit a paediatrician*





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