I haven't ever participated in this new thing called Works for Me Wednesday from Rocks in my Dryer, but I figured since I like it so much I might should and maybe some of you that read my blog could benefit, as I have, from some of the great things that people put out there!
So, what works for me?
Jackson is terrified (here just recently) of monsters! How on earth this came about I am not sure...but he is certainly not watching Monsters, Inc. ever again :) But to solve this issue, we pray with him specifically for him to have sweet dreams and to not be afraid, and of course he has a nightlight.
However, about a week or so ago I was at Walmart and found a really great flashlight that is Cars--Lightning McQueen and it has a really cool feature that you can just press the button to make it work (and also do the normal push it up and it'll stay on mode) and only works while you are holding the button down. This has been amazing for him. I like it because I wasn't worried about it staying on and him playing or burning himself with it.
I told him if he gets scared in the night to just shine it where he sees the monsters (shadows) and they will go away. Literally, the night we got it for him he stayed in his room and hasn't come out of his room at night crying since! It is great!!!
That works for me!