How to Ease Your Toddler’s Fears AND Teach Bravery {BFBN Week}

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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. 

How to Ease Your Toddler's Fears {BFBN Week}

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

2. Empathize

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!

9 Ways to Teach Kids BraveryToday we also have a post from Natasha at Let’s Be Brave talking about how to teach your child to be brave. She has 9 steps to help you. She says:

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.

 Babywise Friendly Blog Network

  • 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


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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