[LISTEN] How to deal with kids who are afraid of the dark

Mia von Scha, children's author, says it’s okay to let your children sleep with you if they are afraid of the dark.

JOHANNESBURG - Mia von Scha, children's author, says it’s okay to let your children sleep with you if they are afraid of the dark or are having nightmares.

“Kids need to feel secure, let them do that. Maybe make a plan for them to sleep in your room. I promise it won’t get to the age of 18.”

Von Scha adds that it’s important to acknowledge children’s fears.

“It’s normal for children to be afraid of the dark of have nightmares. Get them a bedside lamp or a special teddy.”

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(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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