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