Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter overheard some teen-ager talking about a horror movie and ever since she is afraid to go upstairs alone. Once she's up there, she will only stay there if in our bed. Even then, she has a terrible time getting to sleep unless we are there with her.
We've been to counceling, and that's how the root of the fear was discovered. But I'm worried that she still harbors this fear. She knows the movie was fiction, but she says "Even though I know its not real, its still scary when I think about it."
Anyone have some ideas to help her get over her fears more often? I really want her to be more independent with her nightly routines and not be so afraid to be in her own bedroom, even in the day.