Fears are normal. I didn't have a fear of the dark, but my seven-year-old is having issues. No judgment, just communicate. Being a "safe place". We are designed to need each other.
1:00 I didn't have this fear as a child
1:20 ... but my 7 year old is having challenges
2:00 Both upstairs AND downstairs
2:40 Emotions vs logic
3:20 No judgement, just communication
3:35 Communicate Change
4:39 Legit fears
6:05 Is it time to just "man up"?
6:35 What happens when a real occurance happens?
7:30 Sharing the lessons in the book
7:48 Seeing long term vs in the moment
8:20 Pouring into a child
8:40 Engaging a child vs prioritizing adults
9:15 I'm here to listen
9:35 Being a "safe place"
10:00 Peer pressure
10:25 "My dad always said..."
11:00 We are designed to need each other