It is very normal for children to experience fears. It is a part of life for everyone. Do you remember being afraid of the dark, or storms when you were a kid? I was afraid of both, but now I love storms. Funny how that happens…one minute it is a major fear and the next, you have faced and embraced it without even realizing it happened.
Both of my older kids have had issues with fear around the age of two. After a lot of research about the subject, I found that this is an age where they are developing fears and many of them are afraid of the dark, sleeping alone, etc. We solved a lot of this by letting them share a room. It is a temporary solution, but for now, it has worked perfectly! They have each other and they have both slept much better than before. If your kids are experiencing fear, just know it is normal and try to make them feel as safe and comfortable as possible (without giving in too much).
Verses to Read to Your Child Experiencing Fear:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5: 6-7
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6