What’s that phobia?
What’s scaring your child? Give it a fancy name.
By Adele Hamilton
Acrophobia – fear of heights
Article originally in Parent24
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.