Unfortunately, night time can be a scary time for many children, especially between the ages of 3 and 8. This is often triggered by something simple like a scary monster or 'bad guy' in a cartoon or movie or hearing a scary story. A simple creak of the house settling can be a huge monster climbing the stairs in the mind of a 5-year-old with a vivid imagination! Night time is when scary things hide in cupboards and wardrobes and goodness only knows what hides under the bed. I can vividly remember being too scared to let my hand or foot hang out over the side of the bed in case anything grabbed it! (and I was a lot older than 5 then!)
So, what can we do to help a child that thinks there are monsters in their bedroom?