Insecurity in Children

see also Insecurity, School PhobiaPhobia

Most young children have fears and apprehensions of some kind. They may be afraid of the dark, of baths, of shadows under the bed... They may dread their parents' anger, being told off by teachers, being left with strangers, going to the dentist... Irrational as such fears may seem to adults, they are very real to the child concerned and should not be dismissed lightly or ridiculed. Give as much reassurance as you can. A very timid child may benefit from constitutional treatment.

Specific remedies to be given every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks

  • Child afraid of parent's or teacher's anger Nux 30c
  • Insecurity after an incident which caused great emotional distress Ignatia 30c
  • Child nervous, scared of the dark, gives in easily, mentally and physically sluggish Calcarea 30c
  • Child insecure but covers up by acting overconfidently, craves sweet things Lycopodium 30c
  • Child weak, trembly, heavy-eyed, especially before performing in public or sitting exams Gelsemium 30c
  • Child afraid of dark, thunderstorms, lavatories, etc., but easily reassured Phosphorus 30c

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  Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)
  International Autistic Research Organisation, The
  Association of Child Psychotherapists
  Down's Syndrome Association
  Hyperactive Children's Support Group
  National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
  National Deaf Children's Society
  Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children

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