My son is 9 years old and just recently (within the last few weeks) started having irrational fears. He has to sleep bathed in light from head to toe, with his door open, and persists to ask every night to sleep in my 6 year old daughter's room and for me to leave my door open. He wakes up several times a night crying and then won't go back to sleep. We end up waking up in the morning and he's either on the couch or in my daughter's room and all the lights in the house are on. When I ask him what he is afraid of, he says he doesn't know and that he's just scared. I've tried to play it off like it is a cry for attention, but he is actually scared. Last night he woke up at two in the morning, paced around the house, and then woke my daughter up at 4 am. He never went back to sleep. It's even gone so far that now he will not go to the front bathroom, he insists on showering and using the restroom in my bathroom and only if I am in the room. If he calls for me and I don't answer quickly he will literally jump out of the shower and run around the house looking for me freaking out. I'm not sure where any of this is coming from!