My 6 yr old son is terrified to be alone in a room. He's always been this way, since he was a toddler, but it never really bothered me and I figured he would grow out of it. He relies on my other son, who is 8, to be in a room with him for any reason and it's starting to become a problem. He cries when I send him upstairs or downstairs to get something if the room he's going to is empty. He won't shower unless his brother is in the bedroom (connected to the bathroom) I have no idea what he is so afraid of! I've tried forcing him to go to his room and spend some alone time and he freaks out, screaming and crying like he's being tortured. What should I do?!