12yr old granddaughter

Cynthia - posted on 01/06/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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She is afraid of dogs, cats, butterflies, bugs. What help aides are available to help her grow out of this?

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Raye - posted on 01/06/2016

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Take her to petting zoos, aquariums, etc. where she can have exposure to different animals and insects in a "safe" environment. Don't push her too hard, as that may increase her anxiety. Sometimes, it's not really being afraid of something but just thinking it's gross. Talk with her about her fears/anxieties and find out what's behind it to see if you can "solve" the problem in a simple way, like letting her wear gloves when she pets a dog or cat, or something like that.

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