My son is a little over two years old and in the past few months he has woken up kicking and screaming. He can't yet verbalize what is wrong with him but last night he did say "scared." When I pick him up to comfort him he continues to thrash around and scream as if he's having a tantrum. I'm not sure how to respond to this in the middle of the night. Should I pick him up, wait it out, turn on the lights, etc.? What do you do and how can I help to prevent them from happening?
Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
Answer by Jademom07 at 6:17 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
there is no difference in night terrors and nightmares.
see this, there IS a difference
Answer by Jademom07 at 6:47 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
um, no, there is no difference. i read the article you posted and all i see is that the night terror they're speaking of could be a worse nightmare than another. some kids just don't wake up right away, they start crying and could be "running" or something (which is the kicking motion). haven't you ever had a nightmare you can't wake up from? like i said, there's no difference. some nightmares are just scarier than others.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Oct. 12, 2009
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