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When I was in college, I had a girlfriend who suffered from night terrors. It sounds to me like your son isn't have "night terrors", but having extremely bad dreams. I don't want to correct you on this and I'm willing to take downvotes for this answer (first one on THIS exchange). Night Terrors are very common and seem to be hereditary. The person who is ...


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A friend of mine had a son who was terrified of being in his room alone, and was constantly having nightmares. For his birthday (with his mother's approval) I gave him a gun that made a sound and lit up when the trigger was pressed. I told him it was a super-anti-monster gun and that all monsters were afraid of it because if you shot them with it they ...


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Emetophobia is unfortunately very common. (The reference linked starts with the DSM-IV definition of emetophobia. For those who cannot click through, it's a phobia of vomiting.) Before we get to the plethora of links, I want to strongly recommend a therapist, one who is familiar with the treatment of phobias and panic disorders. Any therapist who ...


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Here's what you do For the little guy. For his night terrors give him 1 to 2 small square of dark chocolate candy 2 to 3 hours before bedtime every night. Believe me this works it's stops the trigger of any night terrors from happening. Now remember it must be dark chocolate candy Of high grade percentage. His fears will stop once his night terrors are ...


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I notice this is an old post but maybe this will get through. Children are and will be very open to the elements of spirit. If they want to know or are talking about spirit visitation tell them the truth. They see and here more than you will ever know. Let them talk to you about it and gently ask details of their experience, assure them it is not something ...


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an event is quite a highly arousing place (noise, strangers, etc..) so senses on high alert anyway, so i would suggest practicing any strategy before the situation happens in a calm, safe environment, i.e. at home. Maybe a costume could be hired for the weekend and maybe family members could all dress up in the costume in front of your child - letting him ...


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Unfortunately and fortunately exposure is usually the answer to most if not all "irrational" fears and or anxieties for the vast majority of ages. However, the hard part of exposure therapy is finding a way gradually desensitized your child to their respective anxiety provoking event and or thought. For example, a common starting point for children who are ...



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