Real vs. Fake Fears: 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.”

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This week the ladies of the BFBN (Babywise Friendly Blogging Network) are all writing on the topic of fears. You can find their posts below:

Until next time!


Hi! I'm Christine...a stay-at-home mum to two tiny humans. My constant focus is having my home run as smoothly as possible. Keeping two kids alive, and maintaining my sanity is also a priority. Most Saturday nights, you can find me hunkered down watching Grey's Anatomy, and hopefully nibbling on some chocolate. :)