We aren't battling night terrors anymore. Which is awesome. But, Princess has been having a lot of bad dreams recently. Last night in her dreams the Electric Company pranksters were trying to kill her. So of course, we went through the typical rationalizing ideaslike, "It's just a show. The pranksters characters and the actors who play them would never try to kill anyone." The "change the dream into something happy." thing etc hasn't worked either. We tried praying as well as a few other things. None of these things have worked. But, I think we might have found a winner. The idea that seems to be most effective is making up silly stories that she will try to dream about.
Tonight I came up with this dry erase chart which is along her bed. We made a list of "things" or characters of the story, "places" and "actions" to make up a story. She enjoyed putting different stories together like "The unicorn went to New York and played the bongo." Later she made up a story where a pig stole a Picasso from a museum. She enjoyed helping to decide the places and things. I had to do most of the actions. But, that doesn't really matter.