I expected this fear of hers to manifest when she was younger, but she has the now. Anyway, dh and I both used the nightlight, even got her the flashlight friend (which BTW is great!) and she still is afraid of monsters, even the dark. I put a LED light in the closet so she can see there is nothing in there but her clothes. DH used the special spray to 'scare away the monsters' to no avail. Its kinda like a double edge sword, we do not want to ignore her fears, but we also do not want to "over do" too much either. Any advice?
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:16 AM on Jan. 1, 2014
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Answer by Ballad at 12:49 AM on Jan. 1, 2014
maybe try listening to this song with her:
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:28 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 10:26 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
You do know this is normal? Most every kid is afraid of the dark. Seeing monsters.
When she freaks out. Just with out a lot of fuss. Go into her room, turn on the light. Make her look around. Say "see nothing here" Put her back to bed. Turn off the light.
I am 52 and still shut the door in my bedroom at night before going to bed. Closet, bathroom, bedroom door. Childhood thing for me. I use to think if I was completely under the covers the monsters could not get to me.
Answer by louise2 at 9:46 AM on Jan. 1, 2014