Your kid may have particular fears.
Being afraid of something is not anything to be concerned about. Having very general fears for pre-teens is expected, such as not knowing what the future will hold. But when your little scared cat has zeroed in on specific worries, then you might have reason to have your own worries elevated. The phobia could be a particular item or even a situation. It could range from spiders, clowns, going to the doctor’s office for a checkup, or several other things and scenarios. The thought of being near what they are scared of can bring about extreme reactions.
Something about that item or situation is conjuring up feelings of intense dread. Those fears, however, can become detrimental when they border on the irrational. That can include fears of specific colors or certain events happening, even though they’ve never had a negative experience with either of these things. These fears are genuine for anxious child, and they don’t realize how irrational they may appear. The concerns are made worse when they’re forced to confront them, exhibiting signs of extreme distress. Speak with a counselor to see how to help your child manage their fears.