What’s Too Scary for My Kids?
Frightening ... or fun?
Tip #3: Pay Attention to Why Your Kids Crave Fright Fun – According to Dr. Basbas, your kids like to be scared for both social and individual reasons. “It’s ‘cool’ to like what their peers like,” she advises. “They crave the adrenal rush. Another reason kids crave fright is the need to master anxiety. As I mentioned earlier, facing fears in small, manageable doses, is helpful. To hear a scary story, or see a scary show and survive does help the child. She feels, ‘I am OK, I can live through a fearful experience.’