Age 2 syndrome and anxiety – baby development

2-3-age syndrome

While children’s fears often seem inappropriate and unrealistic, the world is full of real and imaginary threats to children.

Separation from parents, sleep in the dark, the avengers enter the room .

You know what? Some concerns are healthy because it helps the child’s safety by making sure that it is careful. Even the baby is instinctively afraid of falls and loud noises.

Fears often disappear spontaneously as the child grows. However, if these fears persist and fully affect the child, your child will need your help to overcome them. At this point it is very important that you watch your child and understand their movements and fears.

You can find solutions to the challenges you face by looking at this mother-baby relationship (0-2 year) publication:

What are the symptoms of a 2-3 year old syndrome??

Children ages 2 and 3 are heavily dependent on their habits.

Any unusual picture or noise can cause panic. Even the suddenly operated vacuum cleaner can be scary, because even though he knows his surroundings, he doesn’t quite understand what’s going on.

If you are your baby and his fears want to understand, we can give you an example:

Although he knows that the vacuum cleaner cleans the house and sucks up the dust, he cannot be sure that he will not suck it up either.

The fears of children of this age sprout with a bad experience. For example, a child who suddenly cries because of a balloon that suddenly explodes on their birthday may be afraid of all the balloons.

How to treat children with 2-3 years syndrome?


If your child can’t tell you why they’re scared, read the tips.

Example: When the mother notices that her two-year-old child is afraid of being dressed, she realizes that the problem is just a buttoned-up shirt after watching it for a period of time. Since the child cannot unbutton yet, he feels bound to the shirt.

Be creative

You can find ways, like you Child feels safe by trying it out. The more visual your path is for this old child, the more successful you will be.

Example: If your child is afraid of being swallowed by the hole in the tub, you can plug the hole with a rag.

Change your child’s perspective!

If it is enough for him to see the shadow of the beetle, to scream, to read books, to tell stories about harmless insects and to paint insect pictures with him. When your child is no longer afraid of insects, they can overcome their fear of real insects.

Clear wrong thoughts!

Haircut is not something to grow because hair doesn’t hurt, you know, the hairdresser won’t blink your ear. Your child is less afraid when it learns the right information.

Children 4-5 years

The preschooler’s fears become more complex as they begin to understand abstract issues. The games that the mind plays as often as the eyes can see make them fear. At this age, the child begins to be afraid of the monsters under the bed and what will happen to him when the mother and father leave.

Therefore, this age period is also the time when nightmares are most frequently seen. For the preschooler who has not yet differentiated between reality and imagination, his nightmares are very real.

How to treat your 4-5 year old child

Answer his questions carefully

What worries the child the most is thinking about what could happen.

If he gets scared when he sees "attention dog there", explain the behavior of the dog to calm him down. However, instead of saying, "The dog doesn’t hurt you briefly, prefer a more detailed narrative: The dog barks because the dogs talk like this

Know how to respond to your nightmare

Calm your child if they have nightmares, but don’t let them sleep with you, for example at night. It is best to comfort him briefly and put him back in bed, otherwise you will confirm his fear.

Show positive examples

If your child is afraid of the carousel, you can give his older brother an example without exerting pressure, or a colleague who is enjoying the carousel without fear. To see someone, with the he can identify himself, can encourage him a little by facing his fear.

Respect your feelings

Mocking up the child’s fears or forcing it into a scary situation often fails. But it would be wrong to pay too much attention to their fears; he can really convince himself that he is in danger.

Example: If your child freaks out every time the flash flashes, suppress your rising emotions, e.g..

Remember, even if they are very small, the things they experience may not be that small. Make sure you understand them, make sense, and approach your problems with a solution.


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