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|Mon, 06-18-2007 - 8:53pm|
My dd will be four in a couple of months. Last summer she developed a fear of bugs. She would panic whenever one was near. I gently worked with her, telling her they wouldn't hurt her, calling them Mr. Ant and Mrs. Spider, etc., until she got to the point where she would run up to ants and say, "Hello Mr. Ant!". Her fear seemed to lessen a little. But this summer, I think it's developed into a phobia. If she sees a fly in the house she will FREAK OUT, screaming and running hysterically from the room, sobbing. Today she was riding a mechanical horse that she *loves* at a local store. A fly flew near her and she nearly jumped off the moving horse! All day today she's been hysterical because it's summer and the bugs are out. My outgoing little girl suddenly doesn't want to go outside. Has anyone else been through something like this?