Phobias in Children
Phobias are found to be seenin children of all ages, from the little new born to 12-14 yr old children.Like phobia of being alone, which symptomatically is seen as crying in smalland little ones; the older ones become anxious and might panic and search fortheir parents.
There are other phobias likephobia of darkness, animals, injury and getting injured, of being hit, phobiaof stage, thunderstorm, light, school, phobia from sudden noises as they arealways taught in childhood that the child should not go to a particular placeor do a particular thing, as there are ghosts or monsters. Unintentionally, theparents end up harboring certain phobias in their own children’s mind. You willbe surprised to know that a phobia can start as early as 2months of age in achild.
If we thoroughly try tounderstand the nature and the cause of the child’s phobia, then he can betreated very well with Homeopathy.
Phobia can also develop dueto an unwanted incident like being bullied at school and the child is unable tospeak up or complaint which can hamper his overall development. So, here it isa huge role of the parents to develop confidence in their wards and encouragethe child so that even if in future, he/she is in some unwanted situation, he/sheshould be able to come back and tell his/her parents about the incident andthus he develops confidence.
Teachers and schoolcounsellors also have a very important role. Everybody should try to worktogether to find out the cause of the child’s phobia along with giving him/herHomeopathic treatment. It can be completely cured.