She's afraid to get out of bed in the morning to have a wee and has been having accidents in the bed. (Potty next to bed for early morning if I'm not around) Only recently developed this fear and seems to be more afraid of shadows than the dark. Any suggestions?
She has a pink flower light that she can switch on on her own in the mornings. and she normally stays in her room for the 10-15 mins it takes for the sun to "come up" on her gro clock. (she looks at books and plays with her soft toys and I never hear her - she's an angel in that respect) She made me turn the light off completely on the gro clock because it was next to her bed and shone on the wall and she frightened herself with her own shadow when she sat up. She sleeps in the complete darkness as she doesn't like the shadows things make when a night light is on. She a funny little thing really - its not the dark so much as the shadows and her wild imagination. But I really don't see my chances of finding a book about children who are afraid of shadows. Its a bit of a predicament really!
Last night she woke at 2am, needed a wee, got out and switched on the flower light and it cast a shadow in the wall. She panicked, wee'd on the floor and then hid in her wardrobe crying until I went in because I woke up and heard her crying. Bless her.
We had a similar problem with DD1 a while back (also have gro clocks), we got her through it by spending some time deliberately making shadows on the wall, bed, ceiling etc. using hands, teddies etc. Sort of turned it into a game but got her to understand how the shadows were made. It worked for us but could make it worse (some shadow shapes are scary!).