Helping Teens Cope With Fear
How to Cope with FearWe tend to run around our fears and find every other way to describe it, other than what it truly is. As a result, we avoid identifying our actual fear and continue to create power within that fear. Popular children's fiction character Albus Dumbledore, from the globally famous Harry Potter series, wisely said, Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. It might be overcoming pride and ego which encourages your teen to name what exactly it is they are afraid of or it might be overcoming the shame and insecurity they feel for having that fear. An important lesson to teach your teen is that there is no shame in having fears and insecurities, because having fears and insecurities is a normal human experience. You'll also be reminding your teen of the important lesson of acceptance. Naming the fear takes away some of its power and moves your teen in the direction of being solution-focused rather than problem-focused.
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