Grandson Afraid of Insects

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Postfords8 on 11/28/2017, 8:33 am

Now my grandson is afraid of everything. What to do?
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PostSalmon on 11/30/2017, 3:26 pm

That depends on whether he finds insects interesting despite being afraid of them. Fear is easy to cure with education and exposure, but that's difficult if he isn't interested in learning about insects to begin with. Apathy is a bigger problem than phobia.
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Postfords8 on 12/1/2017, 7:56 am

@Salmon wrote:That depends on whether he finds insects interesting despite being afraid of them. Fear is easy to cure with education and exposure, but that's difficult if he isn't interested in learning about insects to begin with. Apathy is a bigger problem than phobia.
I am working on the issue now. See what I can do to change things.
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Postzoldos on 12/2/2017, 1:03 am

@fords8 wrote:Now my grandson is afraid of everything. What to do?
How old is he? Did something "happen" to trigger his fears?
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Postfords8 on 12/2/2017, 6:45 pm

@zoldos wrote:
@fords8 wrote:Now my grandson is afraid of everything. What to do?
How old is he?  Did something "happen" to trigger his fears?
He is 5. I don't remember what happened.
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PostInsect Rod on 12/2/2017, 9:33 pm

More than likely he could grow out of most of it over time with exposure. Phobias can be all over the place and are rather common for some people.
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Postfords8 on 12/3/2017, 6:05 pm

@Insect Rod wrote:More than likely he could grow out of most of it over time with exposure. Phobias can be all over the place and are rather common for some people.
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I think so too. Well I hope.

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