Q: I need advice on helping my 5-year-old son with his fears. He does not like to go upstairs by himself. At night he tells me he does not want to go to bed because he is afraid of bad guys or wolves or scorpions. I try not to quash his emotion, and say something like “Scorpions — that sounds scary.” Then I explain that scorpions do not live in our climate. Once he finally gets into his bed, he regularly wakes at 3 a.m. and climbs into our bed, saying he is scared. How can I help him deal with his fears and get my bed to myself so I can get some sleep?