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Why is my little cousin scared of ALL bugs?

even the littlest nat!! its sooo stupid!! shes only 5, and will scream whenever she sees, or hears a bug. is this a phase?

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Try to show her not so scary bugs like butterflies and ladybugs. She is young so they tend to get scared easily so be patient she will out grow it.

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someone told her a scary bedtime story :)

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Well she's only 5. When most people are young, they tend to get scared a lot. Like monsters under the bed or something.

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It depends on how old she is if shes 3 then its natural

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If you read the details it said she's 5
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That's natural, she'll get over it in a little while

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Well someone probably told her something as a joke my 3 year old bro is scarred of butterflies want to know why? I told him when we were on vacation that butterflies eat your nails of pretty sad and he believes it. I feel bad but i can't help myself from laughing!

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Lol poor little guy
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Aww.... Cute story tho.
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No it's not a phase, she's a child! Understand that! Im sure when you were a child you were scared of bugs yourself too. She will grow out of it.

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Why the ! ? He was just inquiring as to where her fears could come from, not hating on her.
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I was actually.
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When I was little, I saw afraid of bugs too, but then my aunt read me a story about bugs where the bugs were really cute and friendly, that helped a lot. Maybe you should try to find a story like that, or a movie or something. Show her not ALL bugs have to be scary. Good Luck :)

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okay. good idea! :)
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A lot phobias are hard to find the root to because the thing feared wasn't the catalyst of the fear. For example: someone is at the beach when a dog comes up and bites them; the fear of dogs would be a common reaction, but the deeper fear could well become the fear of water by association. In this case, no one would think of the dog when trying to find the source of the phobia. The other hand, especially at her age, it is a learned behavior. When she reacted to a bug, everyone (in an attempt to calm her) reacted as well; hence a conditioned response.

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Bugs can get anywhere. It is very creepy to a little kid, as he/she will have had very little experience them.

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She'll grow our of it let her be she's only 5!

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Mayb she's mamapedic my sister is and she's 6

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