Nightmares in children are a normal phenomena. If your child experiences it, as a parent, reassure your kid and provide some comfort.
Child nightmares can result in paranoid behaviour if parents don't pay attention. Once a child wakes up screaming due to a nightmare, he or she may find it difficult to sleep again.
Some kids even describe their dreams whereas some fail to recollect the dream. As a parent, you can explain that a dream isn't reality.
Well, how to stop child nightmares? If your attempts fail to comfort your child and if your kid keeps seeing nightmares every night, it is important to take your kid to a child psychiatrist for diagnosis. But before that, try the following steps.
How To Help A Child With Nightmares
If your kid says that its an occasional bad dream the you don't need to worry much as you can comfort your kid and make him or her sleep with you.
If the nightmares are due to trauma, it is very important to know about the incident that had been traumatic to your child.
If you observe anxiety in your child, try explaining that things will be okay and that monsters don't exist in this world. Make him spend more time with you as that would make your kid feel secure.
Change Of Place
Sometimes, changing the place of sleep may work and sometimes it is better to send your kid to a relative's place so that he or she may forget about the nightmare and get back to normal.