My 9 yr old is scared at night

Jennifer - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 9 yr old daughter has been having issues at night sleeping for several years. She goes to bed alright, however if she wakes up in the middle of the night she cannot put herself back to bed because she is so scared. She's (and I) have spoken to our doctor about it and were told to allow her to come in and sleep on our floor and it would eventually go away. Well, she's 9 now and she still sleeps on our floor at least a few times a night. She is so much more scared now than ever. If I try to force her to stay in her room because she's so old, she gets hysterical and I (and the rest of the family) get no sleep. She told me she is scared when she wakes up that everyone will be gone and she will be alone in the house. As far as I know, nothing has happened to make her so scared. Does anyone have any ideas to help me??? I'm all out! I have two other kids and neither of them have had any issues like this! Please, any ideas are helpful!!

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Anne - posted on 10/02/2011

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My 2 kids share a room. Would that work for you? They also have a bright lava lamp on all night so that they are not disoriented when they wake up.

Tracey - posted on 10/02/2011

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my 7 year old son has just started to do it he goes ok but wakes up nearly every 2 hours ive just had a baby

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