ANSWERS: 4
  • I would suggest that you take little steps in conquering your fears one at a time. That's how psychologists help people get over things like the fear of flying. If you don't, you will be unwittingly passing on all of your fears to your children. A case in point: All my brothers and sisters got together a few years ago at a party, and we started talking about our illogical fears. It turned out we all had a fear of deep water, and of heights. In talking further, we all remembered our mother once telling a story of how she almost drowned once in the ocean, and never went swimming in deep water after that. And when I took my parents on a drive up the side of a mountain, my mother steadfastly refused to look out the window at the view. Is this what you really want to impart to your children? Best of luck! p.s. I have since gone scuba- and sky-diving, at least partially conquering both of these fears. :o)
  • The first answer is so good, I hate to try to improve on it, HOWEVER, I would attempt to let your children go on outings with someone you trust who does not have your phobias, then at least they will have two sides to the fear story!
  • maybe you should pray instead of worrying
  • Counseling with a psychologist before you instill your paranoia in them and they become afraid of things are not actual problems.

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