Overcoming Fear of the Dark
Fear of the dark is among the most common phobias for kids and adults alike, but the fact that it’s common doesn’t make it any easier for your little one to overcome. By overcoming fear of the dark, you can give your child valuable experience in conquering other fears down the road.
It’s important that you respect and empathize with your child’s fear, but don’t play into it. By checking under their bed for monsters in the shadows, you validate the idea that there could be something there. If your child insists, let them know there are no monsters, but you can help them check if it will make them feel better.