i'm sorry that you're having a rough time. kids definitely keep parents on their toes, don't they? :(
i don't have any specific advice about the scared part, but i noticed that your little one is 3 and both bedtime and nighttime are battles. whenever my kids got to that point, i soon stopped their naps. that way, at night time, they are so tired that they don't do stuff like that.
it's always hard to stop naps, though, because for a few months it's obvious that they could REALLY still use a nap-especially around supper time. but it did make me feel less crazy all around.
my oldest took naps until she was 5, and still can use them once in awhile (she's almost 8), but my son quit naps at 3. :( he was a grumpier child in general, so i sure wished he would sleep, but nap and bedtime were just too painful that way.
anyway, that may be of no help to, but i thought i'd share my experiences, just in case. :)
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