Today Kimberly is posting on her blog about the difference between real and fake fears and how to distinguish between the two.
“Fears. We all have them. Sometimes they are rational, sometimes not. Fear has evolved as a safety mechanism, and it can be a helpful emotion. I don’t want my kids to be afraid of anything, but I know the development of fears is normal and a sign of intellectual and emotional growth. But there are occasions when my son tells me that he is scared of something, and, well, I’m just not buying it. I respect my children’s feelings and want to help them work through their fears. And part of that means weeding out what is a real fear and what is. Here is how I work to distinguish between real and fake fears.”
Read Kim’s full post here!
The ladies of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network are all blogging about “fear” this week. Check them out on these days:
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom – What To Do When Your Child is Scared of the Dark
- Tuesday: Natasha at Let’s Be Brave – 9 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Brave and Katrina at Mama’s Organized Chaos – How to Ease Your Toddler’s Fears
- Wednesday: Christine at Christine Keys – 3 Powerful Ways to Conquer Your Child’s Irrational Fears and Carrie at Wiley Adventures – Eliminating Fears at Bedtime
- Thursday: Kimberly at Team Cartwright – Real vs. Fake Fears: How to Distinguish Between the Two
- Friday: Emily at The Journey of Parenthood – How to Help Prevent Childhood Fears