Sleep is important to all creatures and all people of all ages. We need sleep to give our bodies much needed rest to prepare for the next day. When we sleep, our brains brain sorts and stores information, replaces chemicals, and solves problems. Without sleep we become cranky, clumsy and not very nice to be around.
The methods of disciplining children have changed considerably over the decades. Severe beatings used to be the norm in Ancient Greece, and became common during the nineteenth century in Europe, America and South Africa.
A nightmare is a scary dream. Round about one out of every four children have a nightmare at least once a week. Nightmares usually occur later in the sleep cycle. You will probably wake up to your child’s calls for help between 4am and 6am. Children often have nightmares after physical or emotional events, when they are feverish or maybe just because he/she has a very active imagination.