You may remember your own dreams as a child or you may have your own children or grandchildren who relate their dreams to you. Children has intense imaginations which makes for intense dreams and nightmares. Have you ever wondered what the top children’s dreams are? You may recognize some of these topics as prevalent in your own dreams.

Monsters: children dream of all different sorts of monsters including monsters hiding in their closets, under the bed, down a dark hallway, or in the toilet. These dreams may relate to an authority figure that has harsh with his or her during the previous day.

Falling: children are as susceptible as adults to falling dreams when their lives feel out of balance or control. Generally these dreams occur when there is a sense of chaos in their schedule.

Bugs: children often find themselves dreaming about bugs. It often comes out when children are dealing with unpredictable situations such as a change of school, a new sibling or moving. It generally relates to a feeling of being overwhelmed.

Ability to Fly or Do Magic: I had these dreams all the time as a child! They were wonderful and provided a keen sense of freedom. These dreams allow the child to perform heroic feats that are otherwise unfeasible in waking life. These dreams are great ways for a child to explore the seemingly impossible and may help them to gain self-esteem by approaching new situations in unexpected and creative ways.

Ability to Fly When Being Chased: we have all had chase dreams and generally these dreams turn into escape dreams as we manage to outwit the bad guys and come out on top. Children also tense to have these dreams and they often culminate when the child takes off the ground and begins to fly to make their grand escape.

Harmless Creature Turns Bad: sometimes a seemingly harmless creature like a teddy bear or a cat turns dangerous in a dream. These sort of monsters are particularly terrifying because the harmless objects have generally earned trust. It is as though a safe haven (or a personal traditionally in a safe role) has something deviant about it below the surface.

If you are curious to know about your children’s dreams, why don’t you just ask them. Sitting and talking about the previous night’s dreams at the breakfast table is a great way to get to know your child’s inner life and explore some of their subconscious concerns or desires.  Additionally, activities such as drawing or acting out dreams can help awake this part of his or her life.