What is fear? According to Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary, fear is defined as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation or awareness of danger.” On a more general aspect fear is when you are scared of something and it makes you tremble inside. While there are several different types of fear, the feeling is the same. Fear is something everyone experiences, however what it is stems from can differ for each individual.
Fear has many forms, behavioral, psychology, intention etc. It can come from the movies you watch to over thinking things. It can be developed. Something can happen to you and it left you with a very bad experience, you are going to be afraid to do it again. Sometimes it can come from someone else’s fear and causes you to be afraid of that same thing because they put that fear in you. It can come from our past, how we were treated when we were little. Having that one parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or friend that liked scarring kids, that kid will usually have problems later on in life. Getting scared is a self-preservation mechanism of the body, it is telling you that there is something it is not sure of and that it might be dangerous.
The fears of children changes as they get older. Certain fears are very common and normal during childhood. In fact, all children have fears at times during their lives. Because so much of the world is new to children, they may fear certain things until they understand them better or are better able to cope. Fear serves a protective purpose, keeping children appropriately cautious while they learn about what is safe and what is dangerous. Fears of animals, loud noises, or being in water are common in very young children, who are still learning to understand the information their senses are gathering. Babies as young as 8 months old may fear strangers, and this is a sign that the baby is able to recognize his parents and to tell them apart from...