my ds1 will be 5yrs in 3 wks. he is prone to anxiety & he goes to summer school pt in the mornings & camp after school which he likes ..
its a long day & lots of new scary things but he seems really happy & is trying new things.. not sure if this is related or not to tonight bc he;s been going to school & camp for 4 wks already..
anyway, so tonight he waked up screaming & crying for daddy.. i wlak in dh follows up quickly after me he is all upset crying he said " bad dream" and then cried more.. we said its ok, you're safe, you're home.. all the soothing stuff we could think of & turned up the lights a tad to show him he;s home & safe & offered him a sip of water.. he seemed up but not really didnt relaly make much eye contact & say anything at all he layed back down but VERY restless & whining & seemingly in a state of anxiety.. he sorta calmed down so we left.. later he does it again but this time he was saying things like " wheres my spot? where do i sit? i dont know where to sit!!! then cries tosses turns we gently tried to wake him & say its just a dream but this time he wasnt as responsive he looked at us & hugged dh & said daddy.. and looked at me and put his head back down closed his eyes but cried again tossed more & started again crying saying NO NO NO i dont want that NO NO i want my friends, i want to see grandma & grandpa, no this is boring, i dont like that.. and a few things inaudible too.. it just seemed like alot on his mind or nonsense..
i cnat figure out if this was a night terror or a bad dream.. we never had this BUT my dh was a sleep walker as a kid & they say it can be related its in the same family as night terrors ..
anyone deal with this? it was so sad =(