He's 3 years old. He's always saying "I'm scared" whether it's of "going outside' or of monsters, or of the bath. He's afraid to leave the house, afraid to take a bath, afraid to do so much...I don't understand where this is coming from. It's a new things, only been going on for about two weeks. Anyone else ever come across this? What should I do? I've tried being reassuring, I've tried telling him there's nothing to be afraid of, I've tried telling him to face his fears...nothing seems to work.
It's probably just a stage he's going through. Most likely stemming from Halloween. Scary costumes, decorations, TV shows etc. I would just not pay too much attention to it & don't make it like it's a big deal. When he has to go outside just say you will hold his hand and that you are never afraid since there is nothing to be afraid of & there are no monsters. Say "You silly, it's all make believe! That you have never seen anything scary ever & you are a lot older even & laugh"! Minimize it & it will soon disappear. Make sure the TV shows & cartoons he watches are sweet themed and not scary too. Or just get him some "Baby Einstein DVD's" from the library. My son is 4 & still loves them & they relax him.
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Answer by Zoeyis at 8:49 AM on Nov. 15, 2010
It probably is a faze he is going threw. You should make him take a bath, make him leave the house. MAKE him do things. So he know they will not hurt, nothing will happen to him if he does these things.
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