What to Do When Your Child Feels Scared

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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.

 

 


 

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