Never Force Your Kid To Confront His Fears
A child's mind is very tender and innocent. It is really easy to taint a mind so fragile by a parent, which is of course completely unintentional. Here are a few tips that help you have a positive impact on your child.
1. As your child is young, it is very likely for him to be scared of the dark or monsters under the bed. It is only fair that he takes his time to realize that there really is nothing that he has to be scared of. But as a parent, you will want to comfort him by saying so repeatedly, which is assuring for your child.
2. Do not make the mistake of practically forcing your child into a dark room just to prove there is nothing for your child to be afraid of. This will not just leave your child scared of the dark room, but also create a new fear in him: You.
3. Take your child seriously when he says he is afraid of something. Being afraid is a true emotion and it will scar your child's mind if it is left unattended. Let your child know repeatedly that you are always around to protect him. This will help create a safe environment for him, psychologically.
4. If your child is afraid of an object, do not scare him by taking him close to the object or by bringing the object close to him. Let him get used to the object by looking at it from a distance, by observing it everyday. This will allow him to become comfortable so he gets used to anything new around him.