Ask yourself, what's my mission? What here is bigger than the fear? When you have that core, you can do the work that builds resilience. Examine and challenge your fear-based thoughts. Celebrate your little victories. Then go out and run your race.
Are children more afraid of fictitious monsters or real-world dangers? Rasmussen College has set out to answer just that, and have visualized their findings about what most concerns 10-12-year-olds from around the world
Nighttime fears are common in kids Max's age. We are all familiar with a young child's fears of monsters and what lurks under the bed. I believe they most often represent a healthy way for a child to express his or her dawning awareness that the world can be a dangerous place.
Our experience built massive appreciation for our working vision, but we all realized we missed an important aspect. No one else could see us fumble. We were all in it together, with no one to judge our foibles.