Child terrified of bugs....nothing new right? WRONG!!!
Hey Ladies!!! So, my 3 1/2 year old Luciana has a new fear....BUGS! My husband and I are NOT like that about bugs at all. She completely looses a noodle! Screaming, crying and scaring a lot of the kids at daycare. She is to the point that the daycare provider told me that when everyone goes outside for play time, Luci actually spends most of the time outside looking for bugs(ants and mosquitos are the most common where I live) and will proceed to flip out, until she stops and finds another one. It's aparently becoming a problem and I don't know how to help her be less affraid. She has never had a sting or bite(other than blackflies and mosquitos) before so it's not the association with pain or anything I don't think. She doesn't understand that when I tell her there is nothing to be affraid of. I am just sort of at a loss as to how to help her with the fear short of puting an ant on her! LOL! Not that it's funny, I can only imagine the reaction to that if someone did that to her. I don't want to scare her more so I am sort of at a loss and I don't want daycare to say she can't go outside any more :( Ideas here would be great! Thank you -Ally