Help Children Outsmart Their Fears. (10-19-13)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   You can help your child know he is clever enough to outsmart his fears.

Practice:   Today, talk with your child about something he is afraid of.

Talk about it in terms of what she wishes she could do.

Make a list of ways she could get what she wants without having to face what she is afraid of.

Help her try her ideas until she finds something that works.

For example, if she is afraid to go trick or treating because she is afraid of the scary masks, how else could she be part of trick or treat? Is there a no-masks way to do trick or treat? Could she take Mom or Dad with her? How else could she go around, up, or over her fear?

 

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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