My soon-to-be 10 year old daughter - who is otherwise a very intelligent, brave, active, outgoing child - is afraid to use the bathroom, go upstairs or go to sleep on her own. She has always been like this. She has suffered no trauma that I know of, nor any that she herself can recall. She is as frustrated about this as her parents. What can we do?


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Joy - posted on 07/24/2012




Thanks for your reply. Not sure what you mean by "sensory issues". She draws extremely well, has above average reading and comprehension skills in two languages, developed good fine-motor-skills at an early age, is musical, cycles, swims, rock-climbs ... ... ... - in fact the only things she's not good at is being on her own and falling asleep. She does stay overnight with friends at times, and goes camping with the scouts - but then, of course, she isn't on her own. Will look up the book you mentioned.

Michelle - posted on 07/23/2012




being that she is 10 I would be talking to your dr. about these fears as they would be deemed irrational and perhaps they can refer you to a specialist that can help her tackle and over come these fears.

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