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Navigating a Toddler’s Fears

My daughter is at the age where monsters under the bed are becoming very real. Her capacity for imagination is developing and it’s all very new and worrying to her. Somewhere around two to three years old, children learn to be anxious and afraid of things, even if it’s entirely fictional, they don’t understand that it’s often irrational. It’s all too easy to say that there’s “no such thing as monsters”, or “don’t be silly”.  ...

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