26 min

What should I say when my kid is afraid‪?‬ Good Inside with Dr. Becky

    • Parenting

How do we help our children face what feels scary? In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents looking for ways to help their kids work through fears. She shares why kids develop fears, the significance of how we respond to their fears, and nearly 10 strategies to help them cope—from retelling the story of what happened to naming conflicting feelings (like scared and excited) with "parts language."

A preview of the good inside this episode:
(3:02-4:00): The unexpected
(8:36-9:57): Scary spaces
(17:37-18:11): Hesitation
(24:50-25:54): Tying it all together

How do we help our children face what feels scary? In this episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents looking for ways to help their kids work through fears. She shares why kids develop fears, the significance of how we respond to their fears, and nearly 10 strategies to help them cope—from retelling the story of what happened to naming conflicting feelings (like scared and excited) with "parts language."

A preview of the good inside this episode:
(3:02-4:00): The unexpected
(8:36-9:57): Scary spaces
(17:37-18:11): Hesitation
(24:50-25:54): Tying it all together

26 min