Common childhood fears

Many children, like adults, have different fears. Children’s phobias differ from adults in many of the values, reasons of occurrence, methods of deliverance.

Распространенные детские страхи

Fear of confined spaces

If the child has this fear, let him have the biggest room in the house. If this is not possible, then no need to close the door when the baby is there and especially at night.

Fear of the dark

Let the kid sleeps with a nightlight. Dim lights will help the child feel more secure. If this does not help, one parent should sit with the child until he falls asleep. Do not leave children alone with the fear.

What you should do

The conversation with the child will help parents to understand the reasons for his fears. If the kid is afraid of a scary fairytale characters, you can teach him to submit any funny stories that happen to these characters. This will help get rid of the fear. But it is such that the child cannot understand and especially to explain the reasons for anxiety. In such cases, helps visualization.

— You can buy a toy in the form of a monster that child is afraid. Playing with the object of his fear, the kid will see that no it is not a scary monster.

— You can still visualize the fear, draw it. Let the «terrible figure» the child break into small pieces and send in the trash.

— Place the fears in a container and also disposed of permanently.

— To make her «guardian». A magical thing or a toy that will protect and defend.

Fear to sleep separately

The children are so accustomed to sleep with his parents that «move» in a separate bed may be accompanied by fear.

What to do in this case?

— Let this be a holiday! True, balloons, bright new toys.

— Need to pre-prepare your child for independent sleep without parents. To explain that big kids at this age already do not sleep with mom and dad.

— For the first time let the child fall asleep as usual in the parents ‘ bed, but then will be moved to the new place.

— Day to try to surround the kid more attention. After all, if the child receives less parental attention during the day, may start to demand it at night.

Children’s fears eventually pass, but with parental care and attention it happens much faster.