Handling Your Child’s Fears: What Specialists Recommend

Fear is a completely natural emotion for a child to feel. As a child, everything is new for you, so you don’t always know what’s safe and what isn’t. It’s easy enough to remember your own childhood fears: the dark, monsters in the closet, going to a new school. For older kids, there may even be worries about your parents’ relationship or money problems.

It’s important for parents to respond appropriately when their child expresses fear. In the child’s mind, the fear is very real and very frightening. This is why parents are advised to listen carefully to what their child has to say. Patience, understanding and comfort are needed to reassure the child.

Read more about what you can do as a parent to deal with your child’s fears.

Fear factor: Treat kids’ fears as reality, even if based in fantasy, experts … – In-Forum