Help Children Overcome Their Fears. (10-18-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   You can help your child understand that some fears can be overcome.

Practice:   Today, talk with your child about something he is afraid of that is not a danger to him.

Suggest to him a way he could overcome the fear. What would he need to practice?

If he is willing, make a plan for him to practice what he needs to in order to overcome his fear.

For example, if he is afraid to walk to a neighbor’s house to play with a friend, help him practice the walk until he is sure he knows the way. If he is afraid to climb the jungle gym, help him practice until he knows he can do it without falling.


Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, LET’S GO, HUGO!  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at FEAR IS NOT ALL BAD.

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