Deedee - posted on 01/14/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'd like to know how to properly handle extreme fears that our son has. My main concern, at this time, is his fear of the dark. For some reason, he's afraid of the darkness outside. At bedtime, he will "hide" under the blanket....hiding from the dark outside....even though it's pitch black under the blanket. The light we have in our room doesn't comfort him. It seems as if we're always having to tell him that he's safe. He was doing fine for a while, but it seems like over the past few months, especially since we finally moved into our own place (we lived with my inlaws for 4 yrs...since our son was born). He slept in our room, usually in bed with us, due to not having an extra room for him to sleep in. He's still doing this (although we are working on getting him to sleep in his own room).