Thursday, August 25, 2011

Overcoming Childhood Fears!

My daughter has many fears. Bugs, Jack-in-the-box, this stick horse, having water on her face, having clothes trapped over her head, the dark, and the list goes on.

I am really trying slowly but surely to help her overcome some of these by slowly "exposing" her to the things she's afraid of that won't really hurt her.

She's been TERRIFIED of this stick horse for many months so I started slowly. I set it out in the room and just didn't make a big deal of it. She was afraid at first but got used to it sitting there. Then I played with the horse with her younger sister (nothing like peer pressure) until finally she realized it was just a toy and it was FUN!

So this video is really for Grandpa Kurt, who gave her this toy. She loves it now, by the way.



Laura said...

Oh no! Does that mean she is scared of the sock-monkey-in-the-box that we sent her? Leave it to me to pick out the ONE scary toy in Target. :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool Abigail!!

Jaime said...

Ha! Laura, yes, unfortunately she did not like the jack-in-the-box for a while. She LOVES it now after I played it over and over again. Now she will play it for Elsie with no problems. Elsie has loved it all along so no worries. She's a weird kid with lots of strange fears - like putting her shirt on. You never can tell with her.