5 Simple Ways to Overcome being Afraid of the Dark

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don’t forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

How to Help Your Child Overcome Being Afraid of the Dark

~We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

We have all been there… It’s bedtime, your kids are exhausted, you are exhausted, you tuck in your kids and as soon as you leave the room you start hearing, “MOOOOOOOM!”

You go back to their room and they start asking for more hugs and kisses and then start asking you a million and a half questions, including what’s for dinner the next day!”

After you answer all their questions and you are leaving the room again, they say, “Mom, it’s dark in here followed by are their monsters under the bed?”

Now you have two choices…. Pull up a pillow and fall asleep next to them or help your child overcome their fear of monsters under the bed and being afraid of the dark!

So we are sharing 5 ways to help your kids not be afraid of the dark and how to scare the silly monsters away!

 

5 Ways to Help your Kid’s Overcome being Afraid of the Dark

 

Be Understanding

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

The first thing we need to do to help our kids overcome being afraid of the dark is to be understanding.

As a parent we tend to find ourselves telling our kids to stop crying, or to not do something because it isn’t polite or the right choices.

Sometimes we need to actually listen to our kids when they express a fear and learn to understand why they are feeling uneasy about it and allow them to talk about it.

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

As we understand their fear we are more capable of helping them overcome it.

Try talking to them about why they are scared of the dark. It actually may surprise you what they have to say and you might be able to fix their problem really quickly.

 

Age Appropriate Shows

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

Fears can come from things seen during the day from everything from commercials on TV, a friend at school or their favorite YoutTube star being afraid of something.

Making sure your kids are watching shows that are age appropriate is important because underdeveloped brains can’t separate what is real and what is not.

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

Also keep in mind even though you think they may not be listening or watching what you are, think again, even the tiniest glimpse of a clip of a movie can really spark concern in their minds.

 

Establish a BedTime Routine

Another great way to help your child overcome their fear of the dark is to establish a bedtime routine.

When you do things repeatedly it becomes routine for children.

As kids establish routines they become less anxious since they know what is coming. approaching for your child and help them be less anxious about drifting off to sleep.

Also, reading books that are fun and filled with great illustrations can help their minds create their own happy dreams.

 

Invest In A Night Light

Sometimes in order for your kids to overcome their fear of the dark is to grab a night light or two. Sometimes just a little light is all that they need.

My daughter has one in her room and we leave the light on the stairs on for a bit for her to get all settled before she falls asleep.

 

Spray Away their Fear

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

Now that we have talked about the important things about helping your child overcome their fear of the dark, let’s talk about those monsters.

Sometimes are kids imaginations are bigger than we think, so to them monsters are under the bed and hiding in the closets.

When this happens, have no fear Monster Spray is here!

Make monster spray with your child!

 

How to Make Monster Spray

 

What you need to Make Monster Spray

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

Water Bottle

Water

Lavender Essential Oil

Monster Label- Free Download below

Scissors

Tape

Ribbon (Optional)

 

Instructions for Making Monster Spray

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

First, you will want to get a spray bottle for your monster spray. I love this one because it is not too big or too small and it is the perfect size for my kid’s to be able to spray.

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

Once you have your bottle, fill it up with water. Then you will want to put about 10 drops of your monster deterrent (Lavender Essential oils) in your bottle as well. This deterrent, not only helps scare those monsters away, but helps your kids sleep better too!

Then you will want to shake up the mixture.

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

After it is shaken, let your child pick which monster label they want for their spray. Apply the label with glue or tape. I am lazy, so we tape it on!

 

Download your Free Monster Spray Labels Here

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

We even add a ribbon sometimes!

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

Then when it is bedtime, my kids take their Monster Spray and spray their bed, in the closets, under the bed.

It is that simple to get rid of monsters! The kids love it and they really do think that the monsters are gone!

 

Helping your child overcome being afraid of the dark can be as simple as these 5 steps, plus don't forget to make monster spray to help scare away the monsters! 

 

There you have it! 5 ways to help your child overcome their fear of the dark!

 

How do you help your kids overcome their fear of the dark? Share in the comments!

 

Share with others how to make monster spray on Pinterest!

 

You may also like

4 Comments

  • Kelli

    Agreed- love the monster spray idea! I just have a 16-month old, but when he gets a bit older, I can’t wait to try this out!

    October 18, 2019 at 8:12 am Reply
    • Michele

      Yes! Trust me when I say monster spray has helped all of us get more sleep!

      October 18, 2019 at 11:05 am Reply
  • Michelle

    The monster spray is such a cute idea!

    October 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm Reply
    • Michele

      Thanks! My kids LOVE monster spray….and so do I! 😉

      October 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    %d bloggers like this: