The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Dream by Stan BerenstainOnce again, the Berenstain Bears jump in to help the child understand life. Personally, this is one my favorite books in the series because it tackles something that every child can understand, but that few explain even half so well.
While there is an awful lot of backstory in this book to explain the dream - at the same time, Im kind of glad the author took their time to explain the origins of the dreams, so that the child can see clearly that there are definite reasons for the dreams that plague us at night. I love the explanation at the end, and how everything resolves. I love that even Brother is shown as having bad dreams sometimes, as small children tend to think theyre the only ones who get scared by such things.
Overall, I like this book a lot. This is definitely one to read with your child.
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! Selected Reading by the author, Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.
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Little M has been having bad dream after bad dream. Some weeks she wakes up at least once every night. It is terrible for her. I thought I would show you the review before I reveal the cool things we did! The Dream Jar. I love, love, love this book. The illustrations are fun and unique.
I am not a Mom that does well with less than 8 hours sleep. You all are rock stars! Affiliate links are used. See my disclosure here. Books really help me discuss tougher topics and explain how to react in certain scenarios. I was such a book worm as a kid that books are the first thing I turn to when explaining emotional topics to my kids. So next time you are dealing with a tough situation in your house like bad dreams or teasing first look at some books to help your kids find solutions.