When I hear “I’m scared” at bedtime, what my children are really saying is “Mom, I have unresolved emotions about things that are going on in my life and I need you to spend an hour helping me sort through them.” Unfortunately 10 pm is not an ideal time to be sitting up talking with a child who has to get up at 6:45 am the next morning. I would much rather talk these things through on a quiet afternoon, but they aren’t thinking their hard thoughts then. Afternoon is full of bright distractions.
Patch and Gleek both are experiencing higher than normal levels of bedtime fear. I know exactly what the emotional tangles are. I just have to find time to help the kids come to terms with them. Hopefully on a day when I’m not quite so worn out myself.
Mirrored from onecobble.com.