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    Default Do all kids get scared of the dark?

    As the title asks...
    Do all children go through a faze of being scared of the dark? And if yours did how old were they?

    My DD's have just turned 3 and have never had a reason to be scared, they've never slept with a light on before nor have we said something scary about the dark.
    This will probably sound silly but for a month or two now strange things have been happening in the house. DF has only seen one thing so doesn't really believe me, I've posted in the Ghosts thread before.
    The girls have been telling me the last few nights they don't want to go to bed with the light off because they're scared and I'm getting uneasy because of the other things.

    Can anyone tell me it's normal at this age?

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    Well u can't really ask that as they aren't necessarily scared of the dark if things are going on.
    They have obviously seen, heard, or overheard you and your dh discussing it.
    What type of things are you seeing/hearing?
    I had a similar experience a few months ago

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    I've been asleep and woken up to things grabbing me or I feel like I'm being held down. Except it happened the other night when I was putting my phone on the bedside table, DF was on night shift so I slept in the lounge room.
    And once DF and I were in bed and a stack of boxes flew forward across the room.
    I can't sleep in my room when DF is on nights anymore, I sleep on the lounge with the tv and kitchen light on. He thinks I'm being silly.

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    I would say yes, they're at an age where their imaginations are totally taking off!
    And I wouldn't be worried, just reassure them etc...
    But in light of what else you said, you sound like you believe that this isn't just a developmental stage for your daughters but something else could be going on?
    Could they be picking up on your beliefs/fears about your house?

    eta. just saw your last post.
    ...well that's creepy.
    Last edited by deku; 13-05-2012 at 21:36.

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    I guess I'm hoping they haven't picked up on anything I'm scared of that's been going on. I don't want them having fears like that and that they're just scared of the dark because it's a normal faze. If that makes sense?

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    Quinn has recently started it, he won't fall asleep in pitch black and if he wakes and its dark and im not there he cries and cries til I come

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    Hi, it can be a normal thing they go through. DD2 is 8.5yrs and still doesn't like the dark very much. Most definately wont stay in bed alone. So, when DD3 goes to the toilet she goes with her.

    But, I don't know. It all sounds very scary.

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    I think I might just start leaving a lamp and the bathroom light on for them. They usually go to sleep when it's dark, it started about a week ago.
    Maybe they've seen something on tv?
    They've never actually told me exactly what they're scared of, just asked for the light to be left on.
    I might just be paranoid because I'm a wuss lol.
    I've even asked DF to move! Not really an option with the lack of rentals in town though.

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    They could be picking up that you are scared too.

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    Freaky!

    Um ds#1; even at 7.5yrs, petrified of the dark

    Ds#2; 3 next month will happily sit and play in the dark.


 

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