Young Children and Their Nightmares

Young Children and Their Nightmares

The journey into meditation and spirituality for me began largely because of my children. My older daughter frequently suffered from nightmares, often waking up screaming. This problem intensified when my younger daughter, at just one year old, also started experiencing intense nightmares, leading to a fear of sleep.

Fortunately, by this time, I was already engaged in spiritual studies and had access to a spiritual guide. With their help, we quickly resolved my younger daughter's severe nightmares, but both children continued to struggle with less intense but persistent bad dreams. I've observed that many children face similar issues, and parents' reactions vary. Some see it as a normal phase in childhood, while others, like me, view these nightmares as significant and impactful.

This belief led me to explore the world of crystals. My children, still too young for complex meditation practices, learned basic techniques to help calm themselves. As a spiritual healer, I could sometimes perceive the nature of their nightmares. I encourage parents to take their children's dreams seriously and discuss them openly.

In their dreams, my daughters often encountered what they called 'monsters'—frightening, dark figures. I believe these figures feed on children's fear. To combat this, I initially tried to clear these 'monsters' from their dreams, but new ones always emerged. I realized I needed to teach my daughters to confront their fears.

The concept was simple, but putting it into practice, especially with young children, was challenging. My younger daughter adapted quickly to the 'No Fear' approach, while my older one struggled more. As they applied this tactic, the dream 'monsters' became more intimidating, leading me to introduce them to the use of protective crystals in their dreams.

Interestingly, children seem to naturally connect with and understand the energy of crystals. My younger daughter slept with an ocean jasper, leading to a peaceful dream about butterflies. My older daughter used an amethyst and dreamt of being a warrior, with the monsters now fearful of her. Whether it was the thought of protection from the crystals or their inherent energy, their nightmares significantly improved, and they approached their dreams with more confidence.

Reflecting on my own childhood, I remember my fears of the dark and disturbing nightmares, including a recurring vision of a woman beside my grandmother's bed. My experiences were dismissed by adults, creating a sense of distrust and isolation. I was fortunate to grow up happy and healthy, but I understand that not everyone is as lucky. Such dismissiveness can lead children to withdraw and harbor unresolved fears.

In my parenting, I prioritize trust and open communication. I want my children to feel supported and believed, whether they're sharing fears or joys. I believe that paying attention to and discussing dreams is crucial in a child's development, and I encourage all parents to engage with their children on this topic. Dreams, whether frightening or joyful, are significant and should be a regular part of conversations between parents and children.

Back to blog

1 comment



Leave a comment