Fear can become crippling for children. As a parent center stage with a son confronting fear, the warning signs are what can help the healing process.
As we entered second grade, we thought being afraid of the dark would improve over the summer. However, the sleepless nights continued with pattering of footsteps in our room almost nightly. Walks down the short hallway to his bedroom would halt with the lights on or off with the sun up or down.