Every dissociative trauma survivor I know has little ones in their system who feel afraid at night. And they have plenty of reasons for their fear, especially since so much trauma happens at night time.
Because of all that night time trauma, for years and years, their night time fears, and bedtime fears are high. In fact, it can feel so scary, that even when there is no real harm, the fear can still be great big giant huge huge huge.
Big people may call that PTSD, flashbacks and anxiety — kids call it scared!!
So today, I’ve decided to read a short Winnie the Pooh story that tells of a time when Piglet was afraid during the night. Little tiny Piglet was too scared to sleep.
I think that probably your precious little ones might appreciate this story.
Take a look at this video on YouTube, Night Time Mystery Story, with Pooh and Piglet
Do your kids relate to that story?
Have they ever felt like that?
Have your little ones needed help to fall asleep at night?
I hope you and your littles find the story comforting. They may listen to it over and over again if they do. 😀
I absolutely believe that everyone needs to be able to sleep safely and peacefully.
What do you do to help your inner kids feel safe at night?
It’s so very important to take time to explore their fears, and talk with them. Comfort them. Help them. Address the problems with positive solutions in any way you can.
Do you read to your littles, or let them read? As you can see, I certainly think that’s a good thing to do with them, for sure.
Cheers for more fun sleepy time stories!
I wish you and your littles the very best in your healing journey.
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