My three year old daughter has an extreme fear of curlew noises. For those who haven't heard a curlew, they are nocturnal birds, local to our area, that make a very eerie wailing noise. We've tried everything we can think of to help her overcome her fear including:
*watching YouTube videos of them
*talking through that it's just a silly noise and they can't hurt her
*going on "curlew hunts" at night with a torch
*going to the local wildlife park and seeing them
She happily talks to us about curlews, makes up songs etc but as soon as they wail it's all over.
Tonight we had one wail in our front yard during dinner and she just lost it; jumped out of her seat screaming. Same happened when she heard one from her room... She's lying next to me refusing to sleep at the moment. I've never had her this worried.
Basically I just want to know:
1- what else can we do to help her overcome this fear
2- is her extreme reaction... Normal?