Easing our children's fears

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Easing Our Children’s Fears Children today are faced with a more hostile world than the one in which their parents grew up. Because of this, today’s children are also experiencing greater fears and worries. The fears of abuse, violence, drugs, AIDS, and divorce are problems most adults didn’t even consider while growing, yet they are commonplace among kids today. Of those fears, the fear of AIDS is one of the few which …

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…for children to fall victim to untrue myths, and more difficult for them to make informed, intelligent decisions regarding this terrible disease. Fear arises from a lack of knowledge about something. The basis of most fears for children, is that of the unknown, and it is the duty of parents and teachers alike to reduce those fears through education. “We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them” Livy (B.C. 59-17 A.D.)