Did you know that about 90% of children between ages 2-14 have at least one specific fear or phobia? One of the most common reasons why parents seek therapy for their kids is to help them overcome their fear of something.
For kids 0-2 years, common fears include loud noises, strangers, and separation from parents.
For kids 3-6 years, common fears include imaginary figures, the dark, storms, and sleeping alone.
For kids 7-16 years, common fears include school performance, health, natural disasters, physical injury, bad people, and death.
Fears typically progress from imaginary to realistic. Regardless, it is completely natural for kids to experience different types of fears throughout their childhood.
How can we make it better for them? By supplying them with the three C's: comfort, consistency, and calming techniques that teach them how to self-regulate. However, for many different reasons, kids often lack the last one: calming techniques.
Intu It specializes in working with kids to teach them fun and creative ways to cope with fear and practice relying on themselves for soothing techniques during stress. Developing these tools is essential for regulating anxiety and learning to understand the fear in a more rational way. Allow Intu It to help you through it. :)