Tag: play to overcome fear

From Avoidance to Confidence: Helping Our Children Triumph Over Fear

by Michelle Hartop Thunder. Bees. Slides. Broccoli. Escalators. Tests. There is no shortage of things that can send our child into minor avoidance or full-on terror. As a parent, we want to help our child triumph over fear, but most often we’re at a loss for what to do. Sometimes the only thing we can

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How To Help Your Child Overcome Fear Using Play

By Andrea McCracken My daughter was 7, nearly 8, and developing more concerns about the world. At bedtime, she would lay quietly and think about the mysteries of illnesses, aliens and other potentially scary things. They must have churned around her head because she would come out of bed to talk to me about it, asking

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