So my teenage son used to love the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer. So about a week ago my 3 year old daughter and I were bored so i thought we
would watch a few of the books I found on youtube. OMG this one was in the set of 20, but NOT a little critter book. I should of thought about it
before we watched it.
I feel soooo bad. She is really scared now She keeps saying things like...'there's no alligators under there', and 'that was just a book, a pretend
story' ... She keeps running after me if i leave the room. She won't go to the bathroom by herself.
When we watched the story she liked it. She even asked to watch it a second time. It took a day or 2 for the fear to kick in. When I noticed she was
running after me a lot, I asked...'what's wrong what are you scared of?' She tried to say nothing so I sat her down, told her I know somethings
bothering her and she had to tell me. She whispered..'that alligator book scared me'.
So, it seems to be getting worse instead of better. Any ideas about what to do to help me help my super sweet 'tiny love'???
Here's the vid we watched...
edit on 26-10-2012 by MidnightSunshine because: (no reason given)
I have a old anecdote for you .. dont ask me why i was always asking the same question .. but
from my youngest age just after i was able to speak
each nights before sleeping i was asking my mom before she close the light and close the door
"Mom there is no monsters and no thiefs right ?"
then she was telling me "Yes you can go to sleep now" with little kiss on the cheek lol
once she said that .. i was okay to sleep fearlessly
maybe make her ask that same question and do the same with her
it really work
edit on 10/26/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)
Say to her, "At least it isn't a Reptilian at your _" Then show her some terrifying footage of Reptilians so she can understand the
differences..........no that's a terrible idea. She'd probably become a conspiracy nut.
edit on 26-10-2012 by SeriousIndividual because: (no
My youngest would probably be hunting alligators.. for a new pet.
Agree with the suggestion about getting a stuffed gator, but you can also just tell her the truth.. that its a story ( as she knows already) and that
alligators are wild animals and prefer the outdoors, not under beds. Not the more gnarly ones with feeding clips, but film on gators in their habitat
and etc would do good IMO.
Just some unsolicited advise. never BS your kid. Show them real life things with real life information if they are scared of something. To fear a
gator isnt a stupid thing.. I grew up with them and they sometimes came up in the back yard. Its a healthy fear... but not a fear when you show her
they dont come inside or live under beds.
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