This may be too simple, but when J started having bad dreams or bad thoughts before she went to sleep, I figured that she needed some way on her own to fight them off. So I told her to say in a sing-song voice "Go 'way bad dreams! No time for you! I'm going to dream of..." and then we would figure out what she could dream of that would be better. It was ice cream for a while. Now that she's older it's not so simple, but back then it was good because it got her to stop fixating on the bad and get excited about whatever cool thing she was going to dream of instead. I still had to go in and help her with it, but I didn't have to stay to keep her safe from them - she was able to let it go.
Originally Posted by demigraf
How is Abbeysmom anyway?
I don't get twitter but I like facebook (a little too much). I like being able to be social without having to make phone calls. I have caught up with old friends/acquaintances on there and it's been really fun. It's also a good way to see if you want to be friends with someone without having to commit yourself to a date to hang out. I guess for me it is the equivalent of college or high school, where you would see people just regularly in passing vs. now where I have to find time for it.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov