How to Help A Child Overcome Fear

By M-Power

My training is primarily as a child psychologist and I’ve helped a lot of kids overcome fear. I’m going to bounce back and forth just a little bit today between talking to you as a parent and showing you how I might talk to a child about fear and how to overcome it. I think the first important thing we need to do is teach our children about fear, what it is. And this is based on your brain’s fight-or-flight response. This is a natural mechanism that’s built in. So, if I’m talking to a child, I might say, “You know what? Your brain is amazing and it’s in charge of everything. It’s in charge of what you think. It’s in charge of what you feel. It’s in charge of what you do. It’s like your brain is in charge of everything that’s going on. And one of its jobs…

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