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Welcome to Little Children Big Dreams. Helping more children fear less.

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Fear of Monsters

The Tale of the Brave Boy/Girl and the Monster has been developed for 2-5 year old children who are scared of monsters. 
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Fear of the Dark

The Tale of the Brave Boy/Girl and the Dark Shadows is for children up to the age of 10 who are afraid of the dark.
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Welcome to Little Children Big Dreams - our aim is to help more children fear less.

"Welcome to my Little Children Big Dreams website. Whether you're looking for an effective way to help your child overcome their bedtime fears, details about upcoming parenting classes or wanting some information about a parenting or child psychiatry topic, I'd love to be able to help."

Dr Kaylene Henderson, MBBS FRANZCP Cert C&A Psych
Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Author, Registered Parent Educator and Mother of three.

Children sleeping - happy dreams

Help for children afraid of the dark or scared of monsters

It is very common for young children to be afraid of the dark or to be scared of monsters. Often though this leads to frightening dreams, frequent night waking (often for your whole family!), challenging behaviour at bedtime and, worst of all, distress for your little one which can go on for months or even years. It can be hard to know how best to help.

Little Children Big Dreams allows you to create a personalized story for your child to help conquer their night fears quickly and effectively. These delightful stories have been developed by Child Psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson using her knowledge of successful therapeutic principles. These stories have been used by countless families from all around the world to help their children overcome their bedtime fears. All you need to do is add a few simple details about your child (e.g. first name, gender, town/suburb etc) to make them the star of their own fear-fighting tale! Each story comes with a certificate for your child and an accompanying parent guide. This parent guide, written by Dr Henderson, provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to use your story to help your child overcome their fear of the dark or fear of the monsters in their dreams.

There are two great stories for you to choose from. Each costs only $14.99 or pay just $9.99 when both stories are purchased together:

Personalize this story to help your child with their fear of monsters or monster dreams Personalize this story to help your child with their fear of the dark

The Tale of the Brave Boy/Girl and the Monster has been developed for 2-5 year old children who are scared of monsters.
Click here to personalize and purchase this story

The Tale of the Brave Boy/Girl and the Dark Shadows is for children up to the age of 10 who are afraid of the dark.
Click here to personalize and purchase this story

‘Not long after my first daughter turned 4, she started having bad dreams about a monster and became scared of the dark. She started to need one of us to be in bed with her before she would fall asleep. We had months of sleepless nights and were feeling quite desperate by the time we found Little Children Big Dreams. She LOVED her story, I think even more so because it was about her. And we loved the fact that we didn’t have to do anything TO her for her fears to improve, rather we used the story to help beat the fear together. The parent guide was also very helpful. Its suggestions on how to talk with my daughter about her story and her fears were really simple. It wasn’t long until my child could sleep through the night again, and I’m not sure who was more proud - her or us - that she had gotten past her fear!‘

Nicola, New South Wales, Australia


Read on for more testimonials from parents and carers who have helped their children's fear of the dark and monster dreams and, in doing so, enabled their children to sleep better.

Or to find out more about these great parent resources for kids who are afraid of the dark or scared of monsters, click here for the 'Stories' Page

 

Circle of Security Parenting Weekend Workshop, presented by Dr Kaylene Henderson

As well as providing these popular resources for children's night-time fears, Dr Kaylene Henderson will also be holding weekend parenting workshops around Australia. As a registered parent educator, she will be presenting the internationally recognised Circle of Security Parent Education Program.

Based on 50 years of university research, this is a fantastic relationship-based program for parents of children aged between 0-5. Learning about your child’s emotional needs and the best ways to respond to these can help your child to gain increased empathy, improved behaviour, greater self-esteem, better relationships with others, enhanced school readiness and increased resilience to cope with life’s challenges.

Rarely offered in Australia, this is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy this course as a condensed weekend workshop, perfect for busy parents.

Places are strictly limited - for full course details and to secure your early registration discount, click here.

 

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