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NASW-NC Member Amanda Bucci Featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times!

Thursday, August 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Asheville Citizen-Times

 

5 expert tips to help kids conquer their fears

 

Throughout childhood, kids will encounter many different fears and anxieties. Teaching them resilience and strategies to face their fears are lifelong strategies they can use again and again.

 

How do they conquer fears? Here, area experts share ways to help your children conquer their fears.

 

Learn about it, name it

Helping your child name their fear and learn more about is one of the first big steps in overcoming it.

 

“Whether it is starting a new school or trying a new activity or monsters in the closet: I help kids by first naming their fear, giving them the emotional vocabulary to identify what they are feeling," says Amanda Bucci, MSW, LCSW, RPT-child and family therapist and registered play therapist. "We work to recognize body sensations that are clues to when fear is rising, and how to calm those sensations.”

 

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