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Parenting tales from the sofa – dealing with childhood nightmares

childhood nightmares

In this week’s parenting tales from the sofa, I chat to Beckie Whitehouse of about how to deal with childhood nightmares.  Childhood nightmares can be a common occurence and how we deal with them can either allay or heighten their fears.

Both my own children have experienced fears at bedtime including their worries about the house being burgled or ghosts haunting the house.  This needed to be tackled both sensitively and with care and, thankfully, we came out the other side ;-)

This hangout offers some tips and advice on how to help your children should it ever be needed.

Topics covered include:

  • Top 3 tips on how to manage kids fears when going to bed
  • Waking up in the middle of the night
  • The stories to read (or not) before bedtime

Other hangouts you may find helpful when it comes to bedtime:

Has your child ever suffered from childhood nightmares?  How did you cope in the middle of the night?  Do you have any other tips to share?


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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Thursday 18th of September 2014

Mine did once or twice and it left me so upset. Useful tips thank you

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