5 Mistakes of parents in treating fear of children
Since we are born we can feel fear, fear is an emotion that allows us to be alert of what happens around us to be safe from any dangerous situation. That is why, from a very young age, your child may be afraid of noise, of strangers or of being separated from him. Crying, screaming or feeling fear i
Since we are born we can feel fear, fear is an emotion that allows us to be alert of what happens around us to be safe from any dangerous situation. That is why, from a very young age, your child may be afraid of noise, of strangers or of being separated from him.
Crying, screaming or feeling fear is part of the process of growing up. We are all afraid and depending on the stage in which your child is going to develop one or the other. The problem is not fear itself, but how to react when it appears. Sometimes a fear that is temporary or becomes permanent will be the result of how you can manage it when it occurs. That's why today we talk to you about the most common mistakes that make the problem bigger and they will not help your child. 5 big mistakes of the parents with the fears of the children 1.
There are many times when situations exceed us and for that we resort to fear to obey us. The classic 'Duérmete que viene el hombre del saco' will serve you so that in a punctual way you will sleep but generate in him a problem that he did not have. We have to be careful with the things we say and the fantastic beings we are talking about, especially because we are likely to achieve our goal in the short term but what we will have taught him is to do things for fear of what may happen to him and not because he has understood anything. 2. Press:
You know that if your child faces that fear, he will be able to overcome it. Therefore, sometimes we end up forcing him too much to fight that fear. It is preferable that you take small steps and motivate him when he does, than force him to get over it. Sometimes, one worries more than the child himself to offer him the security that seems to be lacking. However, it is important to know that each child has their own rhythms and the most important thing is that they gradually achieve their goal without feeling that they fail you if they do not succeed or that you compare them with the rest. For some, one step is already to tell you and for others it is to leave your stuffed toy aside for a few minutes. 3.Ridicule:
According to the stage there are many fears that seem unjustified and may seem absurd to us like being afraid of monsters or afraid of the toilet bowl. The point is that these fears generate real consequences in your child, subjecting the time of bathing, of sleeping or of separating from you as an agonizing situation. And just for that, you should listen to him with all the understanding and empathy he needs, calling him 'hen' is not going to help him have the courage he needs. 4. Avoid:
We need our children to be safe and if we know that they will suffer, what is the point of exposing them to this situation? Therefore, we forbid him those things that we know are going to scare him, we do many things for him not to expose him and we justify his fears so that he realizes that we understand him. However, we do not think it is more important to offer you tools to be able to overcome it and that way we can give you the confidence to face any other problem that may arise in your life. 5. Ignore:
Many times we think it is a stage and that it will surely be resolved if we do not listen to their fears and give them more importance than they have. However, these not only will not disappear but will damage the relationship with your child, since they will lose confidence in you and when they have another problem they will know that you are not the best person to tell them about it. The best thing is to talk with him to know the causes and let him express and open up to you.