Log In Sign Up

Bedtime fears - What are your kids afraid of?


Forum: Moms of Preschoolers

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Moms of Preschoolers LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
June 25th, 2012, 01:19 PM
Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Hi Mommas!

My son is just beginning to go through the phase of being afraid of things at bedtime. I'm just curious - what were/are your kids afraid of specifically? What gave them comfort?

I've heard of everything from sharks to screaming banshees!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
June 25th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,185
"The bad guys."
DH likes to have DS watch inappropriate movies with him, like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where you watch a kid his age get taken away.
The past two nights he's insisted on having the lights on. We turned them off after he fell asleep last night but he woke up crying to have them turned back on.
__________________
DS born 9/2/09
DD born 3/20/12
Reply With Quote
  #3  
June 26th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,013
--

Last edited by cybele; September 29th, 2013 at 11:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
June 26th, 2012, 06:26 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,399
Kayley mostly isn't really afraid of anything. She prefers to have her light on at night but I think that's more so she can play til she falls asleep cause she does fine in the dark too. She saw her brother get stung by a bee last summer so she's had a lot of nightmares about bees since then. Though I think that has more to do with how hysterical he got. (he's on the autism spectrum so some things throw him into hysterics)
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
Reply With Quote
  #5  
June 26th, 2012, 09:39 AM
kerian's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Africa
Posts: 33,718
Kyla just says she is afraid of her room. she hasnt told what or who though.
__________________

Thank you *Kiliki* for my beautiful siggy









Reply With Quote
  #6  
June 30th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
The dark is the biggest one. They've also expressed fears of bears coming in the house (after a vacation to Yellowstone Park), strangers getting in the house, "monsters", and strange noises.

I always reinforce to them that they are safe at home, daddy and I would never let anything hurt them, and that Jesus and the angels are always watching over us, protecting us. We always say prayers before bed, so I include a special prayer about putting angels all around the room and around our house to keep us safe and help us not be afraid. If I forget, they'll always remind me to say a special prayer for good dreams and angels to watch over us.
__________________
"Moms, even good ones, sometimes lose it a little so as not to lose it all.”
― Susan Squire
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
afraid , bedtime , scared

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:20 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0