I have recently been MORE aware of other people’s fears and has got me thinking about how these fears affect you and potentially your children. I myself don’t have many obvious fears, like I am not hugely scared of spiders, just wary, and I have a healthy respect for snakes but they certainly don’t make me scream. I do however have this thing about toads, they make my skin crawl whenever they are close. I know this about myself and am trying to keep my cool when my children are near. I am aware of how you react and how your behaviour can potentially change how your children view things. How do we teach children to be aware but not scared in a dibilating way. I know fear can be a good thing and it is part of our instinct, but where and how do we find a healthy balance.

Posted by michelle_margetts, 8th May 2013

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  • Spiders are a big concern,I don’t want to be in the same room as one!


  • I’m afraid of speed, doesn’t matter if it’s down a slide, In a car or on a jet ski. I am terrified of speed and speeding.


  • I’m like you, not afraid of spiders or snakes or much but I absolutely am terrified of rodents. Mouses and rats are what make my skin crawl!!


  • Nope, I am a chicken and scared of spiders , snakes, rats , anything that crawls


  • I’m the same with spiders and snakes, unless they surprise me….then I scream. And I kill any spiders i see. I don’t like heights, or confined spaces. Take off and landing in a plane not so good either. I think that’s about it. Oh, and dentists, Drs and hairdressers…..yes hairdressers! :/


  • Spiders are mine. I went to a restaurant toilet in Bali. A huge spider skittled across my knees and then onto the ground. Even though I wasn’t finished, I was out of there very quickly.


  • Good point, I am afraid of spiders especially redbacks as we have oodles around the place


  • ok please don;t laugh…..frogs…i hate them…..i freeak out if they are near me….it is so irrational!….i can handle the spiders and snakes and stuff but not frogs.

    i am sorry if this is you, but i hate when people put frog stickers on their car or have statues in their house and i will never visit my partner’s aunty for this reason lol.

    i remember being a kid and picking them up one time but i was sleeping and a huge frog jumped onto my leg and woke me up and so it has never been the same for me lol

    i try not to say a thing around my children because i know that it is irrational and my partner thinks that i am crazy and every one laughs about it. i was trying to force myself to be around them a little and that reduced the fear a bit but yeah. ewww


  • Heights are my fear, they make me queasy!


  • Snakes I hate them. I have seen plenty in my life as well. But I still hate them.


  • Spider not too scary but snake ….. oh please keep it far far away.


  • if there is a spider in the room get me out of there.


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