Monsters under the bed, scary things in the closet and nightmares are often things that plague even the less sensitive of children. Classed as a normal part of child development, you may find that they also occur just before a growth spurt or another developmental milestone. They can also be brought on by our child's over-active, over-stimulated imagination, which is often caused by changes in routine, movies, theme parks, new friends, late nights, extra sugar or stresses from a new environment. The result is a cycle of nightmares, fears and not wanting to go to bed, or be alone. Following are some tips based around your child's dominant sense, that can help alleviate some of the symptoms.