How to Help Kids Who are Scared of Bugs Many kids and even adults are scared of bugs. But for some of our kids it goes way beyond that. Perhaps they won’t go outside, won’t go to the park or won’t go swimming because of their fear of insects. Maybe they are worried about taking a shower or a bath or even going to the […]
If you have a child with Anxiety or OCD in your home, you probably also have fear living there as well. Fear loves to cozy up with our kids and boss them around. Sometimes it can seem too daunting to beat fear. Fear can seem omnipresent and all powerful to our little people (and sometimes ourselves as well).
I teach kids that they don’t have to take big swings at fear to win. Fear can swing back and knock them off their feet. But I do teach kids that they can push back. They can make fear wait. They can poke back at fear and move towards it instead of away from it.
In this week’s episode of Ask the Therapist a reader asks how to help her daughter overcome her fear of dogs. Do you have a child with a phobia or fear? Learn how to help your child.
Have you ever watched your child’s play and felt seriously alarmed. Wondered why in the world your child would act out certain things? Children’s play can sometimes be aggressive and disturbing – but unlock the doors and relax that worried face. Child’s fears are often expressed through playing. In fact, it is more natural for young children to play through their fears than talk them […]
Childhood Fears by Age As children grow they have different worries and fears. There are common childhood fears that tend to coincide with different stages of development. Below are the most common childhood fears by age. As with most things – this list isn’t exhaustive and some children will have different fears – or will have a fear outside of the common age range. Childhood […]