Melissa - posted on 08/17/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi, I'm new to this website. I've been with my boyfriend for just over 3 years and he has a son who is now 5, going on 6 in October, and I consider his son to be my step son because we're close and he's been in my life for awhile. He used to be fearless, but we moved in am apartment together, the three of us, and due to old living conditions he's sleeping in his own room for the first time in his life. He's had a delayed reaction of being scared to sleep in there alone and is suddenly terrified of the dark, and thunderstorms. He cries a lot saying he misses people he had just seen. I understand he's adjusting to a new life, but I don't know how to help him. He also got stung by a bee and we found out he's allergic, and now he won't go outside at all. I offered to take him to the park today and he said no, then I suggested we set up a kiddy pool and he said he didn't want to go outside today. I don't know how to help him get over his fears and help him adjust. Any suggestions?