Learning Tips and Study Habits
Mental Health
Psychology

Your child is scared of the world around her what can you do to help her?

Answer

Wiki User
10/10/2008

Be a source of support, acknowledge that the fear is real for them. From within "scared of the world" - identify specific things the child is scared of in the world. Systematically expose them to these things they fear, be supportive but firm in nudging them towards the feared stimuli (do not cave in and let them run away from it - as this will only cause more problems). Soon they will learn that their fear is greater then reality and generalise this to other feared aspects of the world.