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Help kids face their fears instead of getting rid of them. Here are 6 parenting strategies

Parents can help kids face their fears, no matter the age.

Whether it’s the monster in the closet or loud thunder, it’s okay – and expected – for kids to be fearful. It’s also an opportunity for parents to positively build up their child. Experts say when a parent teaches a child to manage fears on their own, it builds confidence and independence.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares how we can effectively help our children face their fears.

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