Milk Magazine (English) - - CONTENTS - Stéphanie Cou­turier, sophrol­o­gist and au­thor

Your ques­tions, our an­swers

Deny­ing the ex­is­tence of this dragon is a mis­take not to be made. The dragon is the fruit of her imag­i­na­tion. Hence, it ex­ists. It’s up to you both now to find con­crete ways of mak­ing it go away or ren­der­ing it harm­less. You could start by telling her that this dragon only eats sweets, not chil­dren. If that doesn’t calm her fears, then sug­gest you in­vent an anti-dragon spray to­gether. Buy or re­cy­cle a spray bot­tle, fill it with wa­ter and in­gre­di­ents you’ve cho­sen to­gether (rose petals, laven­der…) and put a la­bel on it. It has to be some­thing quite com­pli­cated that re­quires a good deal of prepa­ra­tion. Each evening, help your child use the spray in and out­side her bed­room. You could also add a lit­tle tal­is­man or say a spe­cial spell. The main thing to do is take it se­ri­ously…

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