Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome His Fears

By Marcia Hall - gonannies.com nanny expert

Fear is a primal emotion and essential for survival.  Children fear things because they are small people in a very big world that they understand very little of.  It is natural and normal for them to be cautious of new and unknown things.  However, for some children, fear is a serious problem that gets in the way of their normal growth; emotionally, academically and socially.  Parents who want to teach their children to trust their instincts so they will stay safe but also learn to take chances in life can follow these 4 simple steps. 

  • Don’t minimize or brush off their fears as not real.  
  • Validate the concern that is behind the fear.  
  • Encourage the reasoning skills that have brought the child to the conclusion she has reached.  
  • Find one new thing to do a week together that is a little scary for you or your child.  
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