Children have the tendency to relate the dark with the helplessness and loneliness. The little light in a room can also imagine them the appearance of strangers, monsters, or even feelings of great danger.
These fears are normal in children in whom the creative thinking and imaginative is above the logical and rational.
Many times when going to bed is usually associated with the completion of the games of the day, contact with seniors who will provide security.
If you want to help your son or daughter to fight fear of the dark you can:
- ● Tell cheerful stories at bedtime usually give new images to combat fears.
- ● The songs of birth are very soothing and relaxing.
- ● A “companion” to bedtime will make company and also makes you feel that they are protecting someone. A bear or a doll can be the solution.
- ● A light in the hallway or a lamp light dim in your room can make you feel calmer.
- ● Invent a game for the darkness helps them to have more confidence in themselves and in their environment.
- ● The visit to places such as theaters and cinemas will show that there are environments that may require less light, but which carry out activities without any danger.
Everyone at some point we have been afraid of the dark. In fact, there are adults who refuse to travel on dark or dimly lit spaces even though they know clearly what is in them. It is very important to get the baby and the child all the confidence possible since most of the time have main problem when going to bed. These fears often go as the child grows and combined elements of their environment as safe and without risk to their health and wellbeing.