If the door squeaks, the cat runs past unannounced, water going down the drain, Mum standing up too quickly..... you get the picture. He seriously freaks out, jumps a mile in the air and starts crying. All day I find myself reassuring him that everything is ok.
I find that I am telling him "its ok, its just Baci (the cat)". Then it dawned on me that I am belittling his feeling by telling him that he shouldn't be afraid.
How do I empathize with him while also explaining that there is nothing to worry about?
Any advise welcome.