Be Afraid, or Not?

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Be Afraid, or Not?

When I was a kid, I thought my parents were superheroes. They weren’t afraid of monsters, death, or the dark. I could count on them to protect me from everything.

Now that I have my own kids, I’m realizing more and more, that I am now responsible for defending them against these things.
The only trouble is, I have my own fears. I’m still unconvinced about the existence of monsters in the closet, and I like to sleep with the light slightly dimmed.
So…what do I do? Do I pretend I’m not afraid; feign bravery so that my kids feel safe, or should I be honest about the fact that I’m not invisible? It’s a tough call.
It’s human to be afraid, but children need to feel safe and secure.
What do you think?
By | 2014-04-06T01:48:29+00:00 June 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be Afraid, or Not?
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