Ways to help your kids overcome their fear and nervousness
Mental health is one of the biggest untalked challenges faced by kids, especially those who are new to preschool. Kids lack expressiveness and early childhood is a stage where a child’s mental state is flexible and can go in either direction of positivity or negativity. No parents want their kids’ mental health to be unstable or suffering from any kind of fear or stress. Kids are raw and need special care and treatment otherwise any fear or stress might leave an everlasting impact. If your kid gets afraid of the dark or hesitates in going to the toilet, it might be a normal thing unless it starts leaving a bump over their mind. Dealing with fear is also a lesson for life that kids should understand and parents should try to inherit the spirit of fighting from their own fear in their daily life skills. You can’t just tell a kid to stop getting threatened by things, there should be a process to completely remove that fear within the child and nourish him/her with mental peace. Preschool understands what children undergo while learning and experiencing new things, that is the reason they are prepared with actions and activities for everything.
Tips to help your kids in overcoming fear
Talk about the fear and clear misconceptions
Kids are unaware of several things around and the first impression of anything might leave a negative impact on their mind. Several facts need clearance and parents are the ones who are responsible for doing that. Parents need to make sure that the kids don’t form a misconception that turns into fear, for example, kids are afraid of the dark because they have some misconceptions created by parents only which are just for fun. But such things stay in the minds of kids and they always feel that there is something in the dark. Parents should ask kids what exactly is threatening them at a place and clear every question in their mind to remove fear. Preschools work on the basic concepts and give logistics to every curiosity of a child so that they are not left with any misconception leading to some stress or fear.
Let them Live in a Real World
Fear is the result of imaginary stories that kids form in their heads unless it is some kind of phobia. Even the phobias are imaginary but it becomes rooted that is why it turns into a health concern. The imaginary world is the result of stories that parents teach their kids. Most of the time parents build imaginary scenarios to scare kids and stay away from any kind of mischief or misbehavior. It might work well for the parents for a short-term period but develops into fear as kids seriously take it as a truth. Parents can take lessons from nursery schools to learn techniques that make them stay away from mischievous habits rather than trying imaginary ways to scare.
Involve them in Activities they fear
Avoiding activities and places that make the kids scared will boost the fear and it will become a part of their mindset. Parents should stay with them and try to make them be involved in such activities until the fear is completely gone. Parents can try to make the activity more comfortable and engage them normally to take away the stress and fear it offers, for example, if a kid is afraid of the dark parents should sit with the kid in the dark and tell some beautiful aspects of it. It not only erases the fear but keeps the mind fresh and healthy which enhances the learning capabilities as well. It is a process and might take some time but they start settling in, the fear will ease out and they will never be nervous again with the particular activity or thing. Preschools focus on such things and make children perform activities that are relevant to their fear.