There are various reasons for children's fear of external things, which can be summarized as follows:
1. Lack of children's knowledge and common sense of life
For example, if the child lacks the understanding of the laws of movement between the earth and the sun, he will be inexplicably afraid of the night; he does not understand the natural laws of life, sickness, and death, so he is greatly afraid of the death of his loved ones.
2. Fear of children's own experiences
As the old saying goes, "I was bitten by a snake, and I was afraid of well ropes for ten years." Children encountered bad stimuli from the outside world during their growth, leaving very deep and terrible memories in their minds, even if time passed.
3. Affected by the fear of others
The panic-like appearance of others under threat can have serious effects on children. Even if you have no fear of this thing, you will gradually be affected by it and be afraid of it. If the mother is afraid of the dog, she will be terrified whenever the dog barks. This kind of fear will affect children and make him afraid of the dog.
4. Sudden changes in the external environment
Such changes make children feel unable to adapt, and the behaviors in the original environment are not effective in the new environment, thereby forming fear. Such as changes in the environment from kindergarten to elementary school, parents suddenly became ill.
5. Generalization of fear
Extending the fear of a bad stimulus to something else with a certain similarity or relevance, this is the generalization of fear. For example, some children have progressed from being afraid of the police to being afraid of all people wearing similar police uniforms (such as postmen).