How To Overcome Fears

The snake incident really affected my daughter.  She’s been asking questions about it ever since.  It didn’t help that last night she snuggled up to me as I watched a movie before bed and just happened to come in RIGHT when the main character was bit in the hand by a rattlesnake.

She’s terrified.

“I’m scared about snakes,” she told me yesterday.
“Sometimes we’re scared of things because we don’t know enough about them,” I explained, “If we learn more about snakes we’ll be less afraid of them and more smart about them.”
“Okay,” she nodded.
“So… what do you want to learn about snakes?” I asked.
“How to hide from them,” she replied.

Come to think of it… that just might be the best thing I could ever teach my child about snakes.

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