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If your child has a fear you can empathize with, it can be easy to be patient and understanding. It can even be easier to help your child get over that fear if you understand what that fear is like.
If you don’t, however, and find the fear purely irrational, it can be tricky to get through it. Today, Christine from Christine Keys is talking about three powerful ways to conquer your toddler’s irrational fears. Christine says:
“Does your toddler have what seems like irrational fears? Mine does. For several weeks he refused to go in the bath or shower without being held because he was convinced he would be sucked down the plughole. Here’s the thing though. Despite how irrational their fears seem to us…they are very real to them. So let’s get on to talking about how to manage and overcome them.”
Head on over to Christine Keys to read all about it.
You can also read all about how to manage fears at bedtime from Carrie over at Wiley Adventures. Carrie says:
“When Laura Kate was two years old, every night for about two weeks, she was terrified of ducks. During the day, she was not afraid of ducks. But at night, it was full-on terror. She said she could hear them quacking when we turned out the lights. She would sob and sob and beg us to make the ducks go away. We went on “duck hunts” with her, we searched for any toy in her room that could be causing the sound, we checked the perimeter of the house outside her bedroom window to see if we could find something. We found nothing. These ducks were completely in her imagination. And since we had little control over what she was thinking, we determined that we needed to teach her to manage her fears instead of telling her to stop or not be afraid. “
This week, the ladies of the BFBN will all be talking about fears. Here is the schedule.
- Monday: Valerie from Chronicles of a Babywise Mom – What To Do When Your Child is Scared of the Dark
- Tuesday: Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos – How to Ease Your Toddler’s Fears
- Tuesday: Natasha from Let’s Be Brave – 9 Ways to Teach Kids Bravery
- Wednesday: Christine from Christine Keys – 3 Powerful Ways To Conquer Your Toddler’s Irrational Fears
- Wednesday: Carrie from Wiley Adventures – Managing Fears at Bedtime
- Thursday: Kimberly from Team Cartwright – Real vs. Fake Fears: How to Distinguish Between the Two
- Friday: Emily from Journey of Parenthood – How to Help Prevent Childhood Fears