"I'm scared of monsters!"
Fears can be real, especially when you're two feet tall and the world seems so big and daunting. Our little babes are scared of the dark and even of ladybugs and cows. It's normal and totally understandable. But, how do we help our little folks work through these fears? Do you think we can assume that they'll eventually get over the fears?
An urbanMama recently emailed:
I have 2 little girls 10 months and 28 months. My 2 year old has developed a huge fear of monsters in her room at night. It takes he over an hour of panicking and screaming to go to sleep. Which means the baby suffers too as they share a room. My husband is the working parent so bedtime is his domain. He sits with her until she finally falls asleep. We are not sure where it came from, an episode of Charlie and Lola maybe or something else, we do not know. We have a night light, she has a flashlight and "monster spray" in her bed. I just need some help on what direction to take with this. Any book recommendations for the kids or the parents? What have other mamas or papas done to help put these fears and their babies to bed?