Fears & Phobias in kids

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To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest, Unknown.

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What is it?

Fear is an emotion, a basic survival mechanism, the ability to recognise danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the fight-or-flight response).

There are many types of fears and phobias, from the fear of animals (spiders, insects, snakes, etc.), monsters, and ghosts, to fears of getting lost, of being alone, failure, the dark, the bogeyman, etc. Doubts and fears can prevent us from chasing our dreams, from achieving success in our personal and professional lives.

Fears & Phobias in kids

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind, Dale Carnegie

OK, what can we do about it?

Remember: unless we’re being physically threatened, the fear is only in our minds. Fear can be defeated by rational arguments (“monsters do no exist,” “failure is the mother of success”); by talking about them with your loved ones and friends; by accepting them; by strong, decisive, and brave actions (“Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the will to overcome it)”; by facing it every time it comes your way; by putting your faith in God, etc.

If you are are experiencing any kind of fear, please follow these simple instructions: sit down; breathe deeply and fully to get enough oxygen; relax, try to calm yourself down so the fear recedes a little; apply some of the advice that we’ve offered you: get distracted, think logically, talk to someone, find a security object, etc.

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