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  • Does your tween have fears?

    4 posts, 4 voices, 904 views, started Mar 1, 2009

    Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2009


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      My daughter doesn’t want to go to health class in school. It all started with a video about a fire. Now she is terrified of the videos in health class. She’s also very afaid of spiders and ticks.  

      I’m not sure what to do with her about this. Has anyone else experienced this with their daughters??


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          Shopgirl1960 wrote Mar 1, 2009
        • Annie, I do understand what your daughter is going through, but do you think it might be better for her to face her fears rather than run from them which could make them escalate?

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          Mary Clark wrote Mar 1, 2009
        • Annie:  I think you should acknowledge her fears.  Tell her lots of people have fears of things, but you have to strive really hard to not let those fears keep you from “living” or doing things.  If she had experienced a “real” fire it would then be a different story.  Let her know that it’s okay to have fears-just don’t allow yourself to be ruled by them.  Annie tell her the videos are there to help her know what to do if she were to be in a real fire.  (If that is what they are showing the video about...which I feel sure it is being that it’s shown in a health class) Have you discussed this with a school counselor?  They might be able to help.  

          Let her know that “knowledge” is power and the more she knows about what to do in case of a fire the more power she has over it.  Good luck....happy

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