single mom of 5 year old son struggling with nightmares

Tracy - posted on 04/10/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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hi, i am a single mom, just me and my 5 year old son. his father is 1900km away, and he doesn't get to see him very often, he has now developed a serious fear of the dark and has nightmares, misses his father terribly.. wakes up crying every night because he misses him. Any advice on how to help my boy get through this a little easier?

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Gaby - posted on 04/10/2013

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Very sad to hear. I'm sorry. I was divorced when my daughter was 4. I let her sleep with me for at least 6 months. I know that may sound crazy to some because you fear you'll never get them out of your bed. But it helped a great deal. It was a stressful time. She was very upset and it helped her sleep and deal with it all.

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