A Little Anxious When It’s Dark | WYPR

A Little Anxious When It’s Dark

Sep 18, 2019

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Does your child suffer from nyctophobia? Probably. Even though it sounds alarming, nyctophobia is known as “afraid of the dark.” Typically, children develop a fear of the dark between the ages of two and four, when children begin to use their imaginations, ask lots of questions, and become anxious about the unknown. It’s important to recognize this phenomenon and to respond accordingly. Listen here to learn more.