“Mom, will you stay with me until I go to sleep?” It was yet another night that fear was taking over our household. Childhood fears are a common problem, especially at bedtime. Whether your child struggles with nighttime fears or anxious thoughts during the day, these three strategies will help him change his thoughts and overcome his fears.
“Mom, we are going to the basement to sharpen our pencils.” I called as my brother and I went downstairs. We crossed the room and entered our aunt’s basement apartment; then we froze in fear. There was a lump under the covers on her bed. In my seven-year-old imagination, someone was under those covers waiting to jump out and grab my brother and me. Instead of running out of the