Kid-to-Kid Talk About Fear

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Etch H.

Founder & Owner of: Smart and Funny Talk

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor and Family & Life Writer

I sometimes take my son to the fast food to mingle with other kids, the goal is more on him socializing with other kids than eating outside. While we were at a certain fast food, I overheard a cute conversation between my son and another 4 year old girl about fear.

Son: “Hi, can we play? You slide, then I slide, then we play tag.”

Girl: “I don’t like to slide, I’m scared to slide, and my mom says I’m afraid of heights. She takes me here every weekend so that I will be able to enjoy sliding but I still get scared…”

Son: “Oh, I was scared too, but I didn’t know that it was so much fun after I tried. Come on, we will slide together. I will hold you.”

Girl: “I don’t know. It’s scary.You slide then we will play tag.”

Son: “But I want you to enjoy sliding too, I will help you slide. All you have to do is tell your brain, which is in your head– “not to be scared” and your body will follow what your brain tells you.”

Girl: “I didn’t know that.”

Son: “You have to try it. That’s what I do when I’m scared. I tell my brain not to be scared and it works.”

To make the long story short, the girl was able to slide for the first time that day, and I felt so blessed at that moment especially when the girl’s mom said, “Thank you so much for your son. Do you know that we have been coming here for almost a year so that she will be able to conquer her fear and all it takes is a cute and wonderful conversation between kids and BAM! She is able to slide.”

Article Credits: Etch H.

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    spudbudette 1 year ago

    I liked how over coming starts in the brain, smart and brave.

    • etch Author

      i dont know how he got to apply that…i just had a conversation with him about how the brain control s everything and he applied it when he is scared…its kind of cute…i guess i have to do that as well…

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    Aishwarya 1 year ago

    That’s a very sweet post 🙂 sometimes, we need someone who’s in the same situation as us to give us some hope and then things seem doable suddenly 🙂

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    Nina 1 year ago

    Your son has a future on the counseling department! 😊🖒

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    Jjumba Ronald 1 year ago


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    Aaron Williamson 12 months ago

    your son is so clever mate great job

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    Isabelle Ellen 12 months ago

    This is so beautiful! Parenting can be so hard sometimes and I feel like posts like these show the precious things in life kids give us and make you realise why you do it all thank you!

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    Sabrin Daoud Hawa 11 months ago

    Short and lovely!
    You are right especially being in that woman position for months

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    Aaron Williamson 10 months ago

    your son knows his stuff great job

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    The Game Changer Site 9 months ago

    Yes, that is a great story of how peers can be encouraging in the ‘right’ way. If your son holds onto that as he grows, he will be an inspirational person to be around. The influence he can give can help many friends along the way in making the right decisions in life. (Good parenting is shining through this story).

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    williwash 9 months ago

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

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