Set the Stage for a Peaceful Night’s Rest

It’s not clear at what age kids begin to dream, but even toddlers may speak about having dreams — pleasant ones and scary ones. While almost every child has an occasional frightening or upsetting dream, nightmares seem to peak during the preschool years when fear of the dark is common. But older kids (and adults) have occasional nightmares, too.

Nightmares aren’t completely preventable, but parents can set the stage for a peaceful night’s rest. Helping kids conquer this common childhood fear also equips them to overcome other scary things that might arise down the road.

Check out our Kids Health patient education resource on choc.org  for some great tips on this common topic.

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