My 2 years old will turn 3 in a couple of months. Since about a week or two ago he has developed some new fears. He became afraid of bugs flying outside the window, or at the playground. He would scream with eyes shut, refusing to open his eyes so he doesn't have to see this "bug". He is also afraid of a cornor of his bedroom. Before go to bed he looks at this corner with fear. He is ok with darkness so far (knock on the wood). There is no night light in his room since he was a baby. He has slept in this room since he was born and there is nothing new about it.
These are normal developments for his age. Respond to them in a casual, matter-of-fact way, without any sense of alarm. Do not contribute to the fear by acting like there is any reason to check (for example, in the corner). If he wants to check, fine, but don't participate in it. Otherwise you convey the sense that there is actually something to fear. This same approach applies when children fear that something is in the closet or under the bed.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.