Do you fear from dark?
Yesterday, my Son woke up midnight crying and shouting “Baba Baba”
That moment, I was full of anger and guilt. Childhood memories started flashing across my mind- How we used to fear the dark. How my Brother did not like to close washroom door. How we used to fear getting up for a glass of water in the night.
I cursed myself for letting it happen but I am thankful as it ignited me to end this. We, as adults, say few things unconsciously which can affect children hard sometimes.
People around him are creating a virtual image in his mind and has given a name to his fear “BABA“- a common name every Indian must have heard of in his or her childhood.
Parents use a virtual creature to make their Kids eat, sleep or sometimes get rid of their tantrums.
We were also doing the same but now, I will not let this happen and will talk to everyone at Home. I do not want negative vibrations to envelope his mind which I understand are difficult to get rid of.
Believe me, It did not help even a single time. He ate only when he wanted to, he slept when he felt like and he threw tantrums till he wanted to. Creating fears does not help.
But what has happened is the firmness of his thought that there is someone scary. It is now affecting him and interfering with his sleep.
Now, it has become a challenge for me to weed out this fear from inside his mind because I know it will take as much time as it took to develop.
I do not want this fear of him to turn into a Phobia. I want him to enjoy the times when he may be alone.
I want him to enjoy the dark and still just as he enjoys bright and exciting.
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