I’m Scared of Heights

special needs children and fear

Recognizing Fears in Special Needs Kids

As a kid, I hated sitting up anywhere that was high up enough to where my feet couldn’t touch the ground. I hated the thought of getting hurt because I didn’t want to deal with the pain if I fell. If I was up too high then I would hang onto my sisters for support and luckily for me, they didn’t mind and helped situate me to where it wouldn’t scare me so much. My parents have also fully supported me and encouraged me to overcome my fears.

I’m still scared of heights, but it’s not as bad now because I have almost conquered that fear. With the help of my family I’ve been able to face my fears. The support of my family allows me to have the courage to ride roller coasters that are up high. It makes me feel like I’ve overcome something that seemed impossible, but now that I’ve done it, I know I can overcome other fears.

Parents, try to recognize fears in your kids, so that they can conquer them sooner than later. My family helped me with my fears and you too can help your kid with theirs. By giving your child your full support, you let them know that you are there for them anytime they need you.

How do you support your child in facing his or her fears? ? Share your experiences with me and my readers in the comment section below or on our Facebook page.
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