Fear protects us. If we weren’t afraid, we’d die really early.
Be glad when you observe fear in your child. It means they’re beginning to make sense of the world and what it means to them. The cognitive skills of cause-and-effect are emerging.
Be calm when your kids are fearful. Don’t shame them. They require comfort and a common sense approach, otherwise, they won’t move past their anxiety to deal with the situation rationally.
Common fears include the dark, strangers, heights, animals, blood, insects, death and being left alone.
If your child is overcome by multiple fears which aren’t going away and are restricting their lives, it’s time to get help. Anxiety doesn’t usually go away on its own.
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