Childhood fears are nothing new. Whether it’s the dark, the boogeyman under the bed, or going to school for the first time, at one time or another, almost every kid has something that he/she is afraid of. And while this is a normal stage of growing up, fears and phobias can be quite distressing not only for children, but for their parents as well. As rational adults, how do we react to our sons and daughters’ fears in a way that doesn’t belittle them but also doesn’t make them seem worse? Here are some strategies for moms and dads to best respond to common childhood fears.
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