Many children experience nightmares and night terrors, but most grow out of them. They don't cause any long-term psychological harm to your child. A child having night terrors may scream and thrash around in extreme panic, and may even jump out of bed, and may not recognize you if you try to comfort them. This behavior occurs on waking abruptly from deep, non-dream sleep. Your child won't be fully awake during these episodes and will have no memory of it the next morning.
Nightmares occur from dream sleep (REM sleep). Your child may wake up from the nightmare and, depending on their age, may be able to remember and describe the bad dream to you. Both night terrors and nightmares in children are described in more detail in this book along with advice about what you should do.
Night terrors are common in children aged between three and eight years. The episodes usually occur in the early part of the night continue for several minutes (up to 15 minutes) and sometimes occur more than once during the night.
What would have made Night Terrors in Children better?
Some actual information beyond what I've already known and learned in a simple google search.
What could Patricia A. Carlisle have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Studies, Stats, actual solutions, or resources.
What does Adam Caughern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
It was well read, the information just wasn't enough.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Night Terrors in Children?
Just needed a lot more.
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your money; just google "Night Terrors" and you'll likely learn more than this book provided