Kay so Trey is now 3 years, 4 months.
Up til now he's been fine with the dark, he doesn't have so much as a nightlight in his room, sleeps with the door closed, so it's always been pitch black in there, and that's always how he's liked it.
But daycare let the kids watch Monsters Inc, and now he's afraid to go to sleep, he doesn't like the dark and definitely will not sleep if the closet is open.
I don't want to just cave into the fear, because that's showing that the fear is founded and I don't want that, I want to help him through the fear, but what are some ways to help him get over it? I'm not cool with just leaving him in the dark, I think that just would just compound his fear and make him lose trust in me.
Has anyone else been through this? What are some things you can do or steps you can take to help kids not be so afraid, or see that there's nothing to be afraid of?