Our expert says:
Sounds pretty typical of night terrors, as compared to nightmares - the lack of response to you at the time, and the not remembering it the next morning, for instance. In some ways it's a bit like acidentally setting off your burglar alarm - lots of noise and rather frightening, but the alarm's none the worse for it, and eventually becomes less sensitive.
She should be able to adjust to basic situations like school without harm, though she is very young and her full adjustment may come along later, and not very soon.
It is likely that the night terrors will fade out on their own. If not, a child shrink may be able to advise on ways to help make this happen sooner
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