Pets is one fun playmate for children. But what if your child is very scared or even to have nightmares about pet restrictions such as a cat or a dog? Is there a way to fix this?
Dr. Sears, a pediatrician professor from the United States who have issued 30 books on parenting toddlers explains it very susceptible to fear. Children at a young age do not know what is fun and what a terrible, including in this case the animal. This is where the role of parents is necessary, because you can take advantage of this moment to build the child’s trust.
Here are the easy steps to introduce children to animals can be a playmate, as dipaparan dr. Sears Parenting USA site:
Bring to a toy store
When going into a toy store, children will usually go directly to the place he liked. To introduce the animals, try to get him to the area of the doll. You can start by selecting what you want and let him choose his favorite stuffed animal, a cat or a dog. That way you introduce cute animals to children without fear.
Recommend animals through books
You can go to a bookstore and let your child choose a book about the animals that he likes. When you read her books can be added to any questions or sentences that support to bring your child to pets, such as “where a good cat?” or “The dog is very brave yes.” Avoid scary stories, as this will lead him back to have a fear of the pet, or even a nightmare.
Visit the Pet Shop
Next you can try to see the cute animals in pet shops or stores that sell pets. First you introduce first pets that were there, it would be very helpful if you introduce once held. When you see him getting interested, invite to join holding well. If he sees you are not afraid of dogs or cats, then he will feel the same.
Visit your friend’s house that has animals
Every now and then come home with your child for a friend who had a child and also have a pet. Let your child see how friends of his age to play and have fun with the animals. With that in mind, it can help the child overcome his fear of dogs or cats.