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Cat Doesn't Like Color Therapy

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Got a 3 yr old who is utterly petrified by a new light we bought tonight. It projects a geometric pattern that moved really slowly but he refused to enter the room with it on. Do I keep it and just let him get used to it? I'm fully prepared to take it back.
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Hi Dear,

It's understandable that your 3-year-old is feeling petrified by the new light you bought, especially if it projects a moving geometric pattern. Each child reacts differently to new stimuli, and some may be more sensitive or easily frightened by unfamiliar things.

In this situation, it's essential to prioritize your child's comfort and well-being. If your child is genuinely fearful and refusing to enter the room with the light on, it might be best to remove it for now. You can consider reintroducing it gradually once your child feels more at ease.

Taking a gradual approach can help your child become accustomed to the new light. You can start by introducing it when the light is turned off, allowing your child to examine it and become familiar with its appearance. Once your child feels comfortable with it being present in the room, you can slowly introduce the light by turning it on for short periods of time, gradually increasing the duration as their confidence grows.

Remember, every child is different, and it's essential to respect their feelings and boundaries. If your child continues to feel frightened or uncomfortable even with a gradual introduction, it might be best to explore alternative lighting options that are more suitable for their needs.

Ultimately, trust your instincts as a parent and do what you feel is best for your child's well-being. If you have any further concerns or questions, don't hesitate to seek guidance from a pediatrician or child development specialist.
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