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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dealing with the Scary

Landon has an overactive imagination.  He's just like me.  Movies, books, and images get implanted in his brain and he dreams about them at night--sometimes bad dreams.  He has nightmares quite often.  It's hard for everyone in the house because he wakes us all up.  Then, we're all tired the next morning.  But we still love him and try to help him through the hard times.

Nightmares can be very scary.  And you have no control over if or when they happen, but there are a few things you can do to help get over the fear faster.

1.  Remind yourself it was just a dream.  No matter how real it felt, it can't hurt you once you wake up.

2.  Keep a glass of water nearby and take a drink.  It will wash the bad dreams away.

3.  Stuffed animals and toys are a great defense against nighttime fears.  If it's all right with your parents, set them up as a barrier around your bed.

Do you have any other protections you use against scary things at night?  I would love for you to share them with me!

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