My DD (9) woke up weeks ago w/a bad dream & ever since then she will not sleep in her room
She has snuck into bed w/DH & I, but there is just not enough room w/3 humans & a huge dog!
We have tried but she sneaks into the room & lays on the hard floor which kicked up her migraines :(
We put the air mattress in our room so she has been sleeping on that.
She won't even go into her bedroom alone, but like me she doesn't really remember her dreams so she isn't exactly sure what she dreamt about. She just has this overwhelming fear.
We really don't mind, but I'm just worried about her:(
EDIT: We have changed her room around, got her new bedding & new wall decor. She was so excited & helped put it all together. All day she was ready to sleep in her room, until the time came & the fear came right back :(
Mine & DH's relationship is not suffering bc of this & it won't. So I'm not worried about that.
I don't think she has a mental disorder, I remember doing the same thing around her age. However, my parents forced me to stay in my room. It didn't help, left me in a room terrified & doing that didn't mke it go away & I won't do that to her.