Parenthood.com has recently published Jeremy’s article, entitled Help Your Child Conquer Her Fears. The article, as the title suggests, helps parents be there for their children and the fears they experience.
Jeremy includes the five key things to remember when dealing with your children and their fears:
- Redirect her attention away from the fear and onto happier thoughts.
- Provide unconditional support, no matter how many times your child comes to you with a fear.
- Reassure him while you model how he can soothe himself.
- Offer a small physical object that makes her feel connected to you or to home.
- Never tease a child about her fears.
Check out the article for details on all five key points. Jeremy concluded the article by saying;
Certain fears may seem irrational or even silly when someone is afraid of something that doesn’t frighten you. But for children, this big world is already a little scary and when they have bumped into something that really frightens them, we can help them by being supportive, encouraging and positive so they can learn to think that way on their own.