She never, ever, ever woke up through the night. Now she wakes up once and sometimes twice in a night and is so sad and scared. I've tried talking her though her fears but she isn't able to put her finger on a fear. She just wants me to come to bed with her. (I don't). She says she wants to go down and play, but I can tell she's totally exhausted. It's not like she wakes up, waits a few minutes, then cries, either. She goes straight from sleep to full-on screaming. I'm also having a lot more trouble at lights out time -- she used to let me out of the room and talk happily to her animals until she fell asleep. Now I swear it's like playing chess -- I have to promise to sit outside her room on the steps for a few minutes, she needs a million hugs and kisses. And she's also having trouble being left at school again. She was totally over crying when I left, now she does it every time. How do I help her feel secure again?Answer Question
Sounds like night terrors. It's common in early childhood.
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