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MY 6 YO STILL INSIST ON SLEEP WITH ME HE SCARED OF HIS OWN

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MY 6 YO STILL INSIST ON SLEEP WITH ME HE SCARED OF HIS OWN ROOM AND DARKNESS AND WONT LET ME OUT OF HIS SIGHT
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Elliott, LPCC, NCC replied 3 years ago.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

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Dear friend,

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I believe that I can help.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Children's fear of darkness is very common and they usually grow out of it.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Have you tried putting soothing children's lamp or nightlight in his room?

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Can you stay in bed with him for awhile while he falls asleep in his room? He feels a bit insecure and has a bit of separation anxiety and needs a bit more comfort from you to help him relax and fall asleep.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Here is an app that can help you.

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http://pennyfindsherbrave.com/?gclid=CLW3z5y3-LkCFbDm7AodugsARQ

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

It is a nighttime story and there may be a nightlight available that goes with it.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

Another good trick is to take him for a walk in his room IN THE DARK to show him there is nothing to fear about darkness.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

You might try this night light globe projector the can have tropical fish swimming on the wall - very soothing:

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :

or even better, this starry night projector with lullabies and soothing sounds.

Elliott, LPCC, NCC :


This is a time where you will have to invest some energy, as well, until he overcomes his fear. He will.

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Warm regards,

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