HELP!!!! I NEED HELP!!!!
Dylan hit four…and a whole new terrifying world opened up for him.
He can’t sleep anymore because he’s convinced that monsters, aliens and scarecrows are out to get him. My sweet child, who used to go to bed so willingly, and sleep soundly throughout the night, now refuses to go to bed and gets up no less than three times.
It’s so sad to see him at night, completely freaked out about being in his room, and desperate to not be left alone. Even with a night light, a 100lb. guard dog at the foot of his bed and NUMEROUS promises that we are only a few feet away. I feel so bad for him, and I don’t know how to make it better.
What do I do??? I can’t figure out how to convince him that there aren’t scary things outside his room just waiting for a chance to come in. I can’t find a way, short of letting him sleep in our bed, to get him to SLEEP.
Do I need to put 12 night lights in his room? Do I need to buy a CD of soothing sounds to play at night while he sleeps? Do I leave a Baby Einstein DVD playing at night? Do I lock him in there? (kidding…kidding)
After the sleep issues we had a few weeks ago, I’ve GOT to get this figured out. He’s tired. I’m tired.
The only upside to this whole situation is that he hasn’t mentioned the rocket launch in a week or so…
So, please share your advice. I’ll try anything.