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Building a Success Ladder

One of the biggest issues parents face is teaching their children to deal with normal everyday fears and worries—issues that we all face. Providing a toolbox of coping strategies is one way to turn your worrier into a warrior—my favorite is Building A Success Ladder. Read More

confronting fears

I think what you're describing is the anxiety treatment where you confront your fear, however, this is not always feasible, especially when there is a huge gross (stomach-churning) factor. I have a tremedous phobia of cats to the extent I cannot bear to see a photo in a magazine or can't stand to see in a movie/on a TV screen ad (will quickly change the channel). My daughter has a fear of spiders, and there is no way she will ever confront them. If the anxiety isn't of other people, or going outside, is it necessary to put yourself through the disgustingness of confronting other fears?

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Dan Peters, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families, particularly those who are gifted and twice-exceptional.

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