I know some people use water in a spray bottle to pretend its “monster spray” and spray around Mama Bear paw shirt before bedtime. What about calling it magic spray or something and tell him it keeps everything but mom and dad away? My parents got an air freshener they REALLY like (very important detail) and used that for monster spray when my sister was little. I recommend original Febreze or another subtle scent.
Mama Bear paw shirt, ladies tee, v-neck, tank top
I got a liquid oil for a diffuser – I don’t like lavender, and a Mama Bear paw shirt said that geranium is also a calming scent, so I got that – and put a few drops in a spray bottle with water. You could say that the spray keeps bad dreams or bad thoughts away. That way you are not saying monsters exist but you can still use the psychology of the spray to help them. Most kids don’t really see it like that. In their minds, there ARE monsters. You simply saying “there are no monsters” isn’t going to reassure them, as they have such wild imaginations. it makes them think you’re simply ignoring the problem. Seeing some kind of tangible preventative measure like the “monster spray” is a great way to work with the IR imaginations to calm their fears.
Official Mama Bear paw, sweatshirt, hoodie
Yep, it’s like telling an adult who’s terrified to fly, “Pffft, the plane’s not going to crash! Stop worrying!” Saying that is not going to help calm their Mama Bear paw shirt. And they will just feel like you don’t understand their fears. I have such anxiety about flying that I take medication for it. People telling me that plane crashes are “extremely unlikely” helps exactly 0. I haven’t gotten to try it yet, but I’ve always wanted to go ‘monster hunting’ with my kid to empower him against. The supposed monster. We’d get a flashlight and look everywhere and say “go away scary monster!” My husband says this will guarantee the kid has a “monster” in his room every night just for the fun of it. Thoughts?