At what age do children become afraid of the dark, and why?
My 16 month old son suddenly panicked and started to cry when I turned the lights off for sleep. First time he’s done that. He ended up sleeping with the lights on all night. I have no idea what brought on this fear of the dark, though I remember being afraid of the dark too when I was a kid much older than him. Are your kids afraid of the dark? At what age did that start? What do you think led to this fear?