Most children are looking forward to summer, school is finished, homework and exams, the daily routine becomes more flexible because it is no longer necessary to go against the clock ... the days They do not have to go to bed so early to get up to school, and the holidays come! Even so, there are so
Most children are looking forward to summer, school is finished, homework and exams, the daily routine becomes more flexible because it is no longer necessary to go against the clock ... the days They do not have to go to bed so early to get up to school, and the holidays come!
Even so, there are some children who may have fears, although almost everyone is looking forward to the pool opening or to the beach season and bathing, some children are afraid of water. In that case we can act following the following guidelines.
Fears of children during the holidays
1. In the water: In the case of a child who is afraid of water: it is better to make the approximations little by little. First we can stay to play in the little puddles made by the waves on the beach. When you are safe there and see that nothing happens to you, always accompanied by an adult we will approach the seashore to wet our feet with the waves, to run when it comes, holding on to dad or mom who will give them the necessary security to be able to do it When you see that it is fun and safe, we will then go into the sea, always with a responsible adult and first in arms and after the hand, because we do not forget that it does not stop being the sea and that it has its danger.
That the child has gone swimming during the winter and that he sees that he is able to face the water, nothing or splashing, will give him security and confidence to enjoy the sea and the pool during the summer. Without forgetting that it is an activity that must always be watched by an adult and that you can not bathe when you are not with a trusted adult (dad, mom, grandparents, aunts ...) never you alone.
2. Looking at bugs:Being bitten by a bug is something that worries both parents and children. What do we do with these fears?
Children have to learn to be prudent, and know that certain bugs like snakes in the field, jellyfish on the beach ... do not touch each other because it can sting them and that will hurt them a lot. They must know that the stones do not rise in the field because underneath they live scorpions and scorpions and that if it bites them it is poisonous.
But that does not mean that we are all pending the day of all the bugs that we are and fearful and anguished in case we were bitten, because we would not do anything else in the day and we would not enjoy the outdoors.
If you are bitten by a bug, first of all, keep calm. Surely it will sting, and bother, but the last thing the child needs is that their main source of confidence and security, their parents, lose their temper and become very nervous. When it comes to mosquitoes or other types of bugs, a little ointment will suffice for them to bite less and change the subject so that they forget and relax again. If, on the contrary, they have been bitten by a jellyfish, we will have to go to the nursing center on the beach.