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Phobic kids.... spin off
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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:53 PM
As a spin off from the what scares you thread and the medical autonomy thread how do you deal with kids who have big and seemingly irrational fears.
I had a bad blood phobia and have had hypnosis to help me overcome it. My nine year old is similar but I don’t think hypnosis is appropriate for his age but apart from patiently trying to explain things are ok I’m not much help.
What fears have your children been able to overcome?
Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:54 PM
Look up Cool Kids program and others for anxiety in children. You do a ladder with small steps towards a goal. So looking at a picture, then holding a syringe, then visiting the place ... I would think that anything that is not addressed by this approach would need support from a psychologist though, fears by their nature are irrational and can be pretty persistent.
Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:59 PM
As per the above. The person who developed that program (Ron Rapee) also has a book called "Helping your anxious child" that you may find useful.
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