I know that this is developmentally appropriate and am hoping to hear from mamas who have already been here with their LOs.
My almost 9 yo DD, who already has some pretty major anxiety in her regular state of being, is deeply worried about death. Some nights she can't sleep because she is laying in bed worried about any number of possible causes of death. One night she got out of bed to tell me that she thought her heart had stopped. I explained that if her heart had, in fact, stopped she wouldn't be able to talk to me now. If she sees or touches an insect she worries that it may have been poisonous. If she touches a plant she fears it may be poisonous. I catch her constantly checking that her seat belt is as tight as it could be in her booster. She is so worried. She has shared with me that she knows that these fears are not based in reality but that she can not stop worrying.
If you've been through this developmental stage, with a child who had similar concerns, and have any advice based on your experiences I'd really love to hear anything that you have to share.