Sep 15, 2015
I need advice, help, a drink, hahaha, seriously though. Chloe is 2 1/2, I know which is the normal "separation anxiety, scared of everything" stage, but I am losing my MIND! Chloe has been getting progressively worse about waking up at night, she will go to bed around 8, wake up by 11-12, if I put her back in her bed and rub her back, then tip toe out, she might sleep for an hour or two before we do it again, so I finally got SO tired I have been getting up and sleeping on the couch with her because I am just so exhausted I need a full nights sleep. Well now she's been even terrified to go to sleep at night, she screams in terror saying shes scared when we put her to bed, she has a night light, we've tried turning the lights on, showing her there's nothing around, eliminating anything she says is "scary". She cries if the lights flicker in the house, shes scared of EVERYTHING! I know this is a phase, but it's 20x worse than Dameon ever did, and I don't know how to handle it. She literally follows me around all day long, if she can't see where I am or I'm walking to the bathroom too fast and she can't catch up to follow me, she will crrrry and cry. I'm at my wits end, I don't know what to do to comfort her about being scared or help with the separation anxiety. It's less than a year before she starts a program 2x a week, 2 hours a week for socialization and learning and I'm scared she's not going to adjust. I can't leave her anywhere but with my mom and DH while I leave for a while, solely because I don't have another babysitter option that I know and trust around here, but she goes to DH and my mom just fine when I leave, so I'm not sure what else to do! Any help?! Please!