While the water proves an enticing playground to some children, others harbor a fear of water that makes the same shallow pool seem like a dangerous place for play. If your child is aquaphobic, or has a fear of water, you can help him overcome it. By both considering the reasons behind this fear, and dedicating yourself to the task of helping him overcome it, you can transform … [Read more...] about How Do Children Overcome a Fear of Water?
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Ok, this is weird. What mom considers being afraid of her own child a badge of honor? Me, apparently. Yesterday I took my 17-year-old son to the department of motor vehicles to get his permanent driver’s license. To replace his provisional license, he needed me, plus two utility bills, to prove he was a resident of our city. All in, the chore churned … [Read more...] about Why We Fear Our Kids
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” Franklin D. Roosevelt When I first started publically writing I was fearful of what others, especially those more talented than I, would think. Grammar is not a strength of mine. Neither is spelling. They never have been. (*side note – I even spelled grammar wrong while writing this!) … [Read more...] about Choose Heart over Fear
Social anxiety can be mild or severe, but it makes childhood and adolescence more difficult, preventing kids from developing into confident, connected adults. While psychiatric medications are one option, natural or non-drug therapies can also treat social anxiety and social phobia. Non-medical treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, biofeedback and … [Read more...] about Natural Treatment for Social Anxiety in Kids
Children face fears of different things at various points, usually based on the fear of the unknown. Fear of the dark is a common problem for kids. Not being able to see what is in a dark room scares the child and leaves her imagination to run wild with scary possibilities. Night time naturally brings out this fear in children, potentially causing difficulty at bedtime. Helping … [Read more...] about How to Help Children Overcome a Fear of the Dark