What’s that phobia?
What’s scaring your child? Give it a fancy name.
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Acrophobia – fear of heights

Agoraphobia – fear of public places and going out

Arachnophobia – fear of spiders

Brontophobia – fear of thunder and lightning

Cibophobia – fear of food

Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed spaces

Coulrophobia – fear of clowns

Dentophobia – fear of dentists

Nyctophobia – fear of the dark

Pediophobia – fear of dolls

Trypanophobia – fear of needles or injections

And a few unusual ones, sourced from an amazing resource called The Phobia List.

Pogonophobia – fear of beards

Consecotaleophobia – fear of chopsticks

Octophobia – fear of the number eight

Aulophobia – fear of flutes

And one your children probably don’t have, but you might:

Soceraphobia – fear of your in-laws

Read more about phobias and their causes.
 

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