1. Be empathetic – The fear may seem irrational to you, yet it is very real to them. Be patient, and empathetic. Hear what they have to say and try to understand what is causing the fear.
2. Encourage them – For instance if they are afraid of the dark. Reassure them and let them know that you are there together with them.
3. Role Model – Does your child have a favourite superhero or cartoon character? You can use that as a reference or watch a topic related movie.
4. Reason it out – Childhood fears many a times are caused by imaginary perceptions. Talk to them about their fears and try to reason it out with them.
5. Make your child feel safe – Take baby steps with your child and you will be able to conquer them one at a time.
6. Lead by example – Be who you want your child to be. You are their role model, so it begins with you.