Listening to your child sharing his or her nightmare can be challenging and heartbreaking. It is hearing your child’s unspoken fears and concerns. Their cry asking you to help them; to hear them.
Most nightmares are a normal part of coping with changes in our lives. For children, this could occur in response to such events as entering school, moving to a new neighborhood or living through a divorce or remarriage.
One of the most important things is to listen to them without interrupting or criticizing. They are sharing their most innermost thoughts and feelings with you.
In part 2, I will share the necessary steps to help your child.