my daughter is starting to be afraid of the dark.. she says she sees ghosts? could she see them?

Christy - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




are ghosts real? i no they say kids can see things but is it real? mydaughter is 3 n hasta have the light on at night.. just not a nite light


Gabrielle - posted on 07/30/2009




My almost 3yo daughter loves the movie Monsters, Inc, and we've never used "monster" in a negative way. So she has no fear of "monsters". She has a toy Bob the Blob from Monsters vs. Aliens and she keeps it under her bed or in her bed. I tell her that Bob is a good monster, chasing away bad dreams and keeping the good ones for her.

Ghosts and spirits don't have to be bad/scary - tell your daughter that the ghosts are her friends or the spirits of passed on loved ones, there to watch over her in the night while she sleeps. Don't act nervous or bothered by the idea of ghosts, let her have her light or nightlight, and don't encourage the fear.


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Christy - posted on 07/30/2009




she says theres 2 kids a boy and a girl and they like her.. but i asked her if they like her then why she still afraid. she doesnt really answer me when i ask her something. i watch scarey movies but i dont really watch them when shes around unless she gets up from sleeping or something but i dont think there were any g hosts... now i am also afraid of the dark lol i love scarey movies but i cant sleep by myself or watch them myself. i believe in all that.. im all by myself tonight.. my kid is at her grandmas... i feel like i see things. but i have no idea wat is real and wat isnt. its scarey for me too. i try to get cassidy to not b afraid. i tell her they wont hurt her but she hasta hold my hand for her to sleep n with the light on.

Autumn - posted on 07/30/2009




ah i just had the same problem but with my daughter it was monsters and i thought to myself what if she is seeing ghosts the other night she came out and said there was a monster in the bathroom so i went to og into slay it like every monster killing mom does and when asked if it was going she said no mommy its looking at you kind of freaked me out a little bit but i didnt let her know that ! but as far as the light goes my daughter is 3 and she still has to have it on i leave it on and when shes a asleep i turn it on or sometimes i turn a closet light on for her. i tried night light i tried everything and nothing worked so i just turn it off when she falls to sleep and it dont seem to bother her

Diane - posted on 07/30/2009




While I do believe in ghosts and paranormal activity, I would try to eliminate the real world possabilities first. Try talking to her during the day about why it is she is afraid of the dark. My daughter (she 2 1/2) went thru a phase of insisting there was monsters in her room. When we had her show us, it was shadows on the wall from a tree outside her bedroom window.

Jocelyn - posted on 07/30/2009




its hard to say, buy i do believe that it is a very real possibility that she is seeing spirits. now, she could just have an over active imagination, and be doing this for attention and what not, but because she is still so young, it shouldn't be looked past. if she is seeing something, she needs to know what she is seeing, that they won't harm her, etc. if she is still getting scared (for whatever reason) you could always do a protection "spell", for instance sprinkling glitter around her room while saying a little rhyme (about keeping her safe) :) my younger sister use to believe that fairy's would protect her, so my mom would sprinkle little bits of "fairy dust" aka glitter, around her room, so when she woke up in the morning she thought the fairies had been there in the night to watch over her.
good luck!

Maritza - posted on 07/29/2009




I hope it isnt real, allthough I do believe kids can see and hear things that we cant. I know this from experience of my own ,having been a child once and experiecing those things. I know they were real for me. Every one is different its hard to say.

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