Baby Development

Fear of darkness in children

Fear of darkness in children

Dr. Reem Neuropsychiatry Center Mehmet Yavuz, a sense of fear, infancy began from 4 months, he says. In other words, mankind is fearless in the first 4 months of life. Research shows that 90% of children are more or less afraid of something in their development. If this fear is not coped, the problem becomes a so-called Nictophobia. What is important here is to try to understand your child's fear and help your child to cope with it. So, what is the cause of these fears? These fears usually start with families saying, ö If you don't eat this, the revenge will come. ” Dr. Mehmet Yavuz said, bu Such dialogues, which seem very practical and result-oriented for the mother and father, will reinforce the child's fears and create a source of fear in their minds approved by their parents. The child, who was intimidated for different reasons during infancy and childhood, learned to fear because of wrong parental attitudes. His fear has become a constant anxiety and phobia. Orsa If your child is afraid of the clown, you cannot take him to the circus, and if he is afraid of cats, you can keep your child away from cats. But there is always night after day. Therefore, it is much more difficult to avoid the fear of darkness. Illumination of lights or lying next to parents relaxes children and feels safe. But this is not a solution.What to do as parents?What we should do as parents Dr.Mehmet Yavuz proposes: • When we have natural fears specific to the developmental period, we should be reassuring, explanatory and not supporting the fear. (I know you're scared of darkness, but hold my hand and let's see if there's anything.) • Let's empathize! (Let's not forget the days when we went to the toilet in the darkness at our fingertips. Let's interpret their fears in their children's worlds.) • Communicate effectively and reflect! (Kneel while talking, level with him, repeat the words he says to make you feel you understand him.) • Do not hesitate to hold your child! Don't tell scary tales! • Model your child! Children mimic adults. Very good observations of good and bad characteristics, do the same: • Make a statement. • Get support from a specialist in phobias that are not specific to your developmental period and that impair your child's and your quality of life!

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