you know, me too ...April 16 2012 at 11:57 AM
|Alex (Login bogart99)|
Response to my sympathies to your DS but I remember...
I had totally forgotten, but I was apparently terrified of running water as a small child, having witnessed an overflowing toilet at my preschool one day and being completely freaked by it. I don't remember this, but my mom does (of course), and how badly the preschool teacher handled it (basically mocking/minimizing my concerns instead of addressing them). Too funny! But a good point, lots of little kids have irrational but real fears that they outgrow. I would have been about 4. My own DS had a similarly irrational fear of owls that he is totally past, but I wasn't sure that was relevant since it started and ended at a much earlier age. But he did basically just seem to outgrow it, with some reassurance. Of course unlike a fear of fire, that one really was totally irrational.