Shannon - posted on 10/24/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have two girls 7 and 5.Since February 2012, my 7 year old has started to come into our bed at night. She starts off in her own room with no issues and falls right asleep, but sometime in the night she comes into ours. We have asked her why she comes and and she tell us that she is afraid that someone is going to come in her window and take her (she over heard this happening on the news at grandmas). We have assured her that this wasn't going to happen, we put alarms on the windows, she sleeps with her light on. We have tried everything we can think of. Just recently she has been telling us she is afraid of the dark and that is why she is coming in..well she already sleeps with her light on. We have talked to her peditrician and he tells us she will out grow it, but I'm not thinking she will at this point. Please help, we want her to over come her fears and feel safe.