Some of our kids fear the worst possible outcome in most
situations. They may ask "if I fall down, will I get dead?" When
your child brings their fears to you, never dismiss them.
|That's silly or that
||Ask what they are afraid
of falling from and explain what could happen...i.e: "if you
fell with your bike you might get a cut...but, Nana will help you
clean it and put a clean bandage on it and it will get all
|Why do you worry so much
||I know sometimes it can
be scary when you don't know what can happen...I always want you
to tell me if you're worried or scared so we can talk about it.
|I don't know what to
||Put your child's
thinking cap on and imagine all their possible fears. Be prepared
to discuss how you will protect them, or they could protect
themselves in any situation.
Unfortunately, there are some real life threatening possibilities
out there. It's just a matter of time before your child hears about them.
Be prepared to discuss them with your child.
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