I have 3-year-old-twins and they are really afraid of staying in a room by themselves and want me to sleep with them in their room. I tried talked to them to get to know what they are afraid of, they just say that want me there all the time. This has been happening for 2 weeks now, since they were watching a cartoon and ran away from the room saying it was scary. What should I do? Any techniques I can use to reasure everything is ok and there's nothing to be scared of? Thank you!!
Make sure not to give in. If you do it once, then they will expect it over and over and it will be MUCH harder to break the habit.
You may want to get a night light and maybe a stuffed animal that you can give kisses and leave for them and tell them that it holds mommy's kisses for them if they are scared to just hold the special stuffed animal to feel better.
If they don't have a child proof gate on their room, and they come out of their bed to find you, march them back over and over if you need to. You can tell them the first time that they need to stay in their beds and that they have their special animal with them and to hold it if they are afraid, but after that, just march them back without words, and tuck them in and give them the animal.
Try not to let them watch anything just before bed. Stimulation before bedtime is bad for a good night's rest and can make it more likely that they will be affected by what they saw when it comes time for sleeping.
Best of luck!