Early childhood fears

Your two-year-old melts down every time he sees a bug. Your four-year-old shrieks and cries when a dog passes on the street. And no matter how carefully you check the bedroom closet for monsters, you’re clearly not doing a good enough job.

Imaginary fears were trouble enough before your child heard something scary in the news, or learned of a relative’s illness. Now she can’t stop asking questions you don’t know how to answer.

Learn tools to comfort your child when she most needs it, and help her to develop the skills to cope with the fears that are a normal part of getting bigger. We can also help you recognize when your child's anxiety may be outside of the norm and requires some additional strategies and support.