Toddlers are notorious for experiencing irrational fears. This can get annoying for parents, who have a hard time getting their toddlers to understand that such fears have no basis. What can you do? Here are some tips that may help.
Don’t Blow It Off
It’s easy to be dismissive about your toddler’s fears. After all, you know there’s nothing to be afraid of; it’s tempting to roll your eyes and tell her to forget it. But experts do not recommend this approach, claiming it may make your toddler feel like you don’t care, or that she needs to suppress her fears. It’s important to let your toddler know that communicating her fears and asking for help is a healthy thing to do.
Don’t Blow It Up Either!
While taking your toddler’s fears seriously and acknowledging them are important, taking them too seriously may actually make the fear worse.