What’s Too Scary for My Kids?
Frightening ... or fun?
Tip #5: Educate Your Kids about Fear – Scary products aren’t going away. So what’s the best way for parents to respond? Dr. Basbas recommends education: “Teach younger children the difference between what’s pretend and what’s real. Reassure them that the witches, monsters, wolves, ghosts, etc. are pretend and will not become alive to harm them. Pray with them, reading Scriptures that promise protection from evil. Teach older kids the difference between excitement and fear. Both are a similar physiological response (the stimulation of the ANS), but excitement can be a positive response, while fear is often a negative one.”