When we are supporting a child to overcome fear, we can get stuck in our minds between the opinion that we need to be harder on them, vs we need to let them off the hook. .
Learning how to overcome fear is an important part of life. Yet this fear can become overwhelming for some children. .
The most powerful gift you can give to your anxious child is your empathy. .
Your ability to connect with them & validate their feelings, will reduce their internal stress levels, while also deepen trust with you, so that together you can plan how to face this fear in the future. .
Do not underestimate the power of your empathy 💛