What to Do When Your Child Feels Scared

frightened of spiders

Reading time: 3 minutes

Suitable for: Families with children of all ages


What do you do when your child feels scared? Fear is a useful emotion. It teaches children caution and helps prevent them from taking unnecessary risks.


Some children are afraid of nothing. Others seem scared of their own shadow — both extremes are completely normal. 


Common childhood fears include:

  • Loud noises, like thunder and fireworks
  • New situations, such as starting school
  • Strangers and unfamiliar adults
  • The dark and monsters

Most children grow out of childhood fears naturally. As adults, we all still have fears and these early experiences help us learn how to cope with them.




Please login or register for FREE to continue reading this content.

Follow Us

Related Content

Recommended Coaches


October 2022

Wed19Oct7:30 pmWed8:00 pmFree Class: Healthy Screen Time Habits7:30 pm – 8:00 pm(GMT+01:00) Local time zone

Refer A Friend

Refer a friend to My Family Coach to help them find the advice they’re looking for.