- Aug 21, 2019
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Some children are afraid of dogs – someone just is careful, and someone falls into the real hysterics at the sight of the best friend of the person. Why it occurs also what to do if the child is afraid of dogs?On a photo: the child is afraid a dog. Photo: huffingtonpost.co.uk
Most often children are afraid of dogs because they to it were taught by parents or other family members to whose opinion kids trust. If the adult at the sight of a dog strains, begins to be nervous, and even to shout at the owner of this dog, the child will copy his actions – and then will begin to feel strong fear.
Sometimes adults intimidate children, telling about what the dog "now as will bite!" and even "will eat". Children perceive everything literally and, naturally, very much are afraid. And you would not be frightened if you saw a man-eating tiger?
Statistically, really were attacked by no more than 2% of children who are afraid of dogs from their party (and it is not necessarily pokusa). Other 98% of phobias are created by the loving adults – in most cases, of course, not purposely, but from it it becomes easier for children not.
Of course, it is necessary to teach children to treat carefully foreign dogs and with understanding – to own, however methods for this purpose should be chosen correct. There are rules, following which, you will secure the child , but at the same time will not create at it a phobia.
But what to do if the phobia was already created, and the child in panic is afraid of dogs?
There are things which cannot be done at all if your child is afraid of dogs.
On a photo: the child is afraid a dog. Photo: petmd.com
First, it is worth understanding what the fear is connected with: whether caused its some events or parents created it by own efforts (and then parents need to change, first of all).
And sometimes the fear is an expression of "bad" feelings of the child, generally rage. If it is correct to express rage and other "bad" feelings in family it is forbidden, the child can quite attribute unconsciously them, for example, to dogs ("they angry and want to do me the harm"), and then to be afraid of them.
in many respects depends On the reason of fears that, how exactly it is overcome.
Are afraid of dogs, generally children of preschool age. Often to years to 8 – 9 panic before dogs passes, but you can help the child to cope with it quicker and more without serious consequences.
The saying is "Like cures like" fair also concerning fear of dogs. But it is necessary to work in this case extremely accurately, consistently and slowly. It is possible to make the program of steps which will help children to get rid of fear of dogs.
Monitor reaction of the child and you pass to the following item only when previous does not cause in the kid anything, except positive emotions.
On a photo: child and puppy. Photo: dogtime.com
Children and dogs not just can exist on one planet – they are capable to become the best friends! And a lot of things (if not all) depend on you here.
If are not sure of the forces, it is possible to address for consultation the competent psychologist who will help you and your child to overcome fear.