It is important to take note of the fact that this sleeping problem is a new problem and has not been present since birth.Something must have upset your son. He seems to be having night terrors which may be combined with a high degree of separation anxiety.Is he being bullied at school or has something there upset him?This is not due to your pregnancy as he did not know you were pregnant 4 months ago.Your son needs a lot of reassurance and patience now. Explain that you will always be there for him and will always fetch him after school.Check with his school about any possible problems there. Is it possible that a TV programme or a story could have frightened him?Use a night light in his room. Never let him sleep in your bed. Just go to his bed, reassure him and leave the room. Take him back immediately if he comes to your bed.Do not give sedatives as they do not work, but you can try Rescue Remedy in the correct dose for his age for a few nights. Please note that Tenson contains codeine and may be habit forming.You will need a lot of patience but you will succeed if you are determined to stop this problem.
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