Taz used to have some nightmares when things were really bad. Now they only reoccur during regressions. He hassn'thad any in a long time. A reader sent me this information on dreams. If your child is troubled by them I think it is worth a try!
"A few times a week, at my convienence and time span, I give my son a piece of paper and pencil (to keep it simple) and tell him to make a dream he'd like to have. He also brings in his dream journal to his AT and she compliments them as well. I think it gives her insight on his week as well.
Later, when putting him to bed, the VERY LAST THING WE DO so his LAST THOUGHT is the dream he wants to have, is discussed. I ask him sensory questions like what do you think it smells like and silly questions, it's VERY VERY bonding.
On days when I don't let him draw his dream, we lay in bed and sometimes I'll pull an old dream out of the stack, or he'll want to make up a new dream. It's suppose to be a cartoon for your brain. I ask the same questions...Who's in it? What's your favorite part? Wow! I like that dream!
A few weeks later I slip in, so, what dream are WE gonna have tonight? Sometimes he'll say I don't know, what do you think I should have? I'll start and he finishes.
A few weeks later I slip in I can't wait to have that dream, too!"
She said it is has been very effective with her son! Thanks B!!! Have a healing day you all!