What Should I Say When My Kid is Afraid?

When your child is afraid, they don’t want reassurance that everything is ok; they need these strategies to feel confident and build resilience.

27 Min

How do we help our children face what feels scary? In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents looking for ways to help their kids work through fears. She shares why kids develop fears, the significance of how we respond to their fears, and nearly 10 strategies to help them cope—from retelling the story of what happened to naming conflicting feelings (like scared and excited) with “parts language.”

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