She refuses to stay alone or appears claustrophobic when the door of the room, car is closed. I also have to sleep with her or at least let her fall asleep with me. Should I continue to do that?


Again, fears/worries are common with children with anxiety. This is another worry and fear. Nightime is a classic time for our kids to manifest their worries. Afterall it is dark and Mommy and Daddy are in another room sleeping. And she is all alone. Spending one on one time with her at night is nice and recommended, however, be sure to put a time limit on this and prepare her for you leaving…Having her sleep with something of yours is a nice soothing way to help her feel close to you. I suggest speaking to your pediatrician about his/her recommendations on this area as well.