My son is 7 and is super scared, even during the day. I can't even go to the bathroom without him waiting outside the door for me. Any suggestions? He says he is scared of clowns, but we have none in the house, some one please have an answer

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Claire - posted on 02/17/2009

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hey,



i dont really have an answer for ya but maybe his just had a bad dream about a clown,maybe his seen something not too nice on tv or at a friends party that he didnt like,try asking him that see what he says x

Claire - posted on 02/17/2009

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hey,



i dont really have an answer for ya but maybe his just had a bad dream about a clown,maybe his seen something not too nice on tv or at a friends party that he didnt like,try asking him that see what he says x

Alice - posted on 02/17/2009

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MMM. Tough one. I have found that fears have some basis. My 3 year old was scared of monsters. Took me weeks to figure out that an episode of Toupy and Binou was the culprit. Its more important to help him with the fear than to try to figure out where it came from. The fear is real in their little hearts. Good clown show to help; The Big Comfy Couch. Many clowns there that maygive him the sense that there are more "good clowns" than bad ones! In my case I bought an Elmo movie and she learned about "good monsters." You sound like you have tried many things which is good becuse its important to awknowledge the fear as real, becuse to them it is! Good luck!

Stacia - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hello! I am a single mama to an 11 month old son and I also do a lot of work with children and meditation. I help kids learn to release things that don't feel good to them - like fears, scary things they see, etc by teaching them simple visualizations they can do. It's been really empowering for the kids that I have worked with. If this sounds interesting to you feel free to email me - you can also check out my website www.intuitiveavenues.com

Stacia

Laura - posted on 01/09/2009

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My 7 year old son went through the same thing. I feel your pain. He constantly asked where I was, even if I was in the same room with him, he refused to go anywhere in the house alone, etc.... Nothing I did or said helped calm his fears. He couldn't tell me exactly what he was scared of, he just knew he was scared. This lasted for about 4 months, then abruptly ended. So maybe it's just a phase they all go through. Good luck!!

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2009

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I went and got febreeze in a water bottle called scared be gone.  It gets rid of all scary things.  I sprayed everything.  Under the bed, bathroom, closet, pillows, balnkets hallway, I mean everything.  Still did not work, he says he see things.

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2009

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I went and got febreeze in a water bottle called scared be gone.  It gets rid of all scary things.  I sprayed everything.  Under the bed, bathroom, closet, pillows, balnkets hallway, I mean everything.  Still did not work, he says he see things.

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I dont really have any ideas of what to do just what not to do, tradition in my family is if youre scared of something confront the fear I'm scared of dogs so my stepdad bought one.. I'm still scared of dogs thats all that needs to be said about that. My sister used to be deathly afraid of doctors so they bought her a toy doctor stuff set...she started having nightmares. I heard of a lady whose daughter was scared of monsters in her room so she got a water bottle with water and put pretty smelling stuff in it, slapped a homemade label on it and called it monster-be-gone. apparently the girl just needed her mom to spray some in her room and all was well. maybe try some clown-be-gone?

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2009

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He said that a girl at school told him a story about a scary clown.  I have tried to go around and talk to him telling him have you ever seena scary clown, he says no, but he is still scared.  It is frustrating

Lisa - posted on 01/06/2009

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he says he's afriad of clowns, I don't want to diminish that. has there been any major change, did you start working, is he in a daycare. did anyone close to him leave, because it sounds a bit like separtion anxiety. but I do agree with Christy just reinforce that you love him and you aren't going anywhere. If you do have to go somewhere, to work or just a trip out of the house. work with him and find something a toy, a picture, anything that will help him know tht you are always with him. Can work for bedtime too.

Christy - posted on 01/06/2009

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is it possible he saw a movie or something that had a clown in it? My son is 10 and I just broke him of putting something in front of every door in the house to keep it open, using the bathroom/showering with the door open, and turning on everylight in the house. He was so scared at every little noise, and come to find out it was because of movies he had seen that we didnt think were that bad, but were scary to him. We just had to let him know it was ok and nothing was going to come close the door or jump out and grab him if the light wasnt on. Hope this helps

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