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Anyone else have a son/daughter who is scared of loud noises? I noticed it started in Kindergarten when he wouldn't go to the gym because of the bell. It was extra loud being in the gym. It went so far that the teacher just didn't take him when the class went. They would leave him at the office til they came back. She finally came up with the plan of giving him a count down of days until he had to go. It worked and on the day he had to go back, he went and just covered his ears. Everything went fine after that. Then Gr.1 came and the same thing again. The gym bell was too loud. He pretty much had to suck it up and go. Cover his ears if he must. He's now in Gr. 2 and I think he said something when Sept came, but has been going no problem.
He just gets very anxious about it if he knows it coming. As with other situations. His after school daycare is going to have a fire drill this week, and he is upset about it. He doesn't know when but he doesn't want to go because it will be loud. He just thinks about things too much and freaks himself out. Same when he has to go to dentist. He had a bad experience once with a dentist when he as 3 or 4 (an abscessed tooth). He had a filling recently and just works himself up. He needs to learn to go with the flow (like me). Our dentist now is so awesome and totally understands our son. Now he wants to be a dentist when he grows up.
Just wondering if this is something he is going to live with forever, or if he'll grow out of it eventually. Anyone else??