I'm playing on Xbox One X and whenever a kid gets scared by a monster under the bed he has the option to ask a parent to spray the monster.
Asking a parent to spray the monster does nothing. The parent just ignores the kid. I then have to switch control to the parent and manually get him/her to spray the monster.
Sometimes the option to ask to spray monster is listed twice in the option wheel and it doesn't matter which you choose the parent just ignores it.