Recently our eldest daughter Amelie has been suffering from night terrors. She has been waking up a few times in the night and asking to come in our bed. I find she lays awake at night listening out for noises such as the floorboards creeking or the wind howling.
She has a new fear of walking past the window at night. She doesn't go to the bathroom or up to her room alone once it gets dark, all in all she is a complete scaredy cat!
The complete opposite to me as a child but very much like how my older sister was!
I usually think that there are probably not many other 8 year olds out there who are so scared of things like Amelie is, and that it is more of a 5/6 year old's fear, but after having a look online and reading other parents stories it is clear to see that Amelie isn't the only 8 year old who is scared at night!
I have included a bit of information i found online which might just help reassure other parents who are also going through the same thing with their children.