I have found with my youngest, when he experiences bad dreams, that he has either had a bad day or has had something that has bothered him shortly before bed, that was left unresolved.
If you make sure to got through a routine with your child( bath, reading a book with them, then one-on-one talk time), to wind down and discuss anything that may be bothering them for the day and make sure that their bedtime routine stays consistant and calm. It can help quite a lot. I hope things get better.
at 9:56 PM on Sep. 22, 2009