Ok so I know this isn't netmums but my laptop and Netmums don't get on well for some reason....anyhoooo..
Just recently my little boy has started to get scared of lots of things, I know it's not rare - mainly just the dark & Hector from Thomas the Tank Engine.
He has to go to bed with the light on - his nightlight isn't good enough anymore. I normally turn it off when I go to bed. He always wakes up every night, sometimes as early as 12.30am, sometimes around 3am, he sits in his bed and shouts and shouts until I hear him and go through then he wants to sleep in my bed - there is literally no way of making him stay in his own bed not even offering to stay with him works.
I know it sounds like a really minor issue and i'm sure it's not uncommon but I don't know how to stop it from happening, how do you stop a child from being scared of the dark? Also I haven't a clue why he's waking up in the first place!
He used to be absolutely terrified of balloons but I managed to get him out of that one by being silly with a balloon and pretending it was my friend :S
Any advice would be great :)