As toddlers learn about the world around them, they can start to develop fears and anxieties. It is a normal part of development, and just something that we need to help our little ones understand better. They need to learn about the items or circumstances that have become fearful to them, and they need to learn about coping strategies for fear.
Sensitive, passionate children, are likely to have fears that come along with their deep feelings. It is so important to help our toddlers through this time, and there are a variety of ways that we can help ease our toddler’s minds.
1. Acknowledge the fear
It is important to validate your child’s feelings and acknowledge what they are fearful of. Often times it is something small. As adults, it is easy to decide that this item or circumstance is not worth being fearful of. It is easy to come across as belittling the fear. One of the first and most important steps for our toddlers in overcoming a fear, however, is simply having that fear acknowledged.”
Read more HERE on Katrina’s blog…
This week the ladies of the BFBN (Babywise Friendly Blogging Network) are talking about the topic of ‘Fear’. See the below schedule for specific topics and the days they will be posted!
- Monday: Valerie from Chronicles of a Babywise Mom – What To Do When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark
- Tuesday: Natasha from Let’s Be Brave – 9 Ways To Teach Kids Bravery
- Tuesday: Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos – How To Easer Your Toddler’s Fears
- Wednesday: Christine from Christine Keys – 3 Powerful Ways To Conquer Your Toddler’s Irrational Fears
- Wednesday: Carrie from Wiley Adventures – Managing Fears At Bedtime
- Thursday: Kimberly from Team Cartwright – Real vs. Fake Fear: How to Distinguish Between the Two
- Friday: Emily from The Journey of Parenthood – How To Help Prevent Childhood Fears
Pop in tomorrow to see a snippet of the next post. 🙂
Until next time!