Marisa - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 3 year old son will occasionaly wake up in the middle of the night screaming, crying and inconsolable. I'lll try to hug him, talk to him, cmofort him in any way I can but he won't let me touch him! He yells for me to get away and just screams and cries. Sometimes he appears to be awake, sometimes his eyes are closed. They last from a few minutes to maybe 10 min at most then he falls back asleep. In the morning I'll ask him if he had a bad dream last night and he never gives me a difinitive answer. I don't know what to make of it, Are these night terrors or nightmares? And what is the difference? Any suggestions? Thanks. Also, they don't occur frequenty and I think the last time he had one was about 2 months ago.