How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Help Children that are Afraid of Monsters
Another common childhood fear discussed in the March 2010 issue of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter is monsters under the bed.
At one time or another, every child imagines monsters under the bed or in a closet. Preschoolers have very vivid imaginations and trouble differentiating reality and fantasy.
Just one of the many recommendations we listed in the March issue of the nanny trade publication to help ease fears of a child that is scared of monsters is making sure the child only watches age-appropriate television shows, movies, and video games. Any media with blood, scary characters, or scary noises is usually scary enough for young children to remember while they're lying on their beds alone in the dark.
What advice do you have for helping children who are afraid there are monsters in the dark?