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When a toddler has a fear, it can be hard to work through it. Toddlers are not expert communicators and often turn to meltdowns when their point can’t be made. That can easily lead to mom or dad also having a meltdown of their own.
When your toddler has a fear, it can be hard to know what to do to communicate with your child and avoid meltdown stage. Today Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos is talking about how to ease your toddler’s fears. Here is what you will find:
1. Acknowledge the fear
3. Understand the fear
4. Explain and explore their fear
5. Comfort your child
6. Empower your child
7. Take the focus off of the fear
8. Focus on the positive things
Head on over to Mama’s Organized Chaos to read all about it!
“We value being brave so highly around here. We believe being brave is the basis for so many other important things we want to teach our kids – kindness, compassion, love as a verb. Things that can be unpopular or uncool at times, we want our kids to be brave enough to be and do those things anyway. It takes bravery to stand up for someone being picked on at school. It takes bravery to be kind to someone who isn’t kind to you. It takes bravery to voice an unpopular opinion. We want our kids to be people who do what is right, even though it’s not always easy. We want our kids to be BRAVE. Here are the ways we teach our kids bravery. “
Head to Let’s Be Brave to read all of her tips.
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 – Fears at Bedtime
- Thursday: Kimberly from Team Cartwright – Real vs. Fake Fears: How to Distinguish Between the Two
- Friday: Caitlin from Rogers Party of 5 – Fear of Transitions
- Friday: Emily from Journey of Parenthood – How to Help Prevent Childhood Fears