How common is it for a child to be terrified of an inanimate object?

  1. Ardie profile image76
    Ardieposted 5 years ago

    How common is it for a child to be terrified of an  inanimate object?

  2. urgurl_bri profile image83
    urgurl_briposted 5 years ago

    It's not unusual.  Kids can be afraid of anything.   So can adults.   Maybe the kid is scared of it for a reason, like an older sibling told them it was scary or could come alive or something.   It all depends.   Also, if the object, like a vacuum, makes noise, it could scare them because of that.   Maybe it's something they're just not used to, or just don't like.

  3. MarkLim81 profile image46
    MarkLim81posted 5 years ago

    Sorry, Ardie, didn't know there was a questions section on HubPages.

    Thanks urgurl_bri for stepping in for me.

    I agree that it's not uncommon for a child to be fearful of something. Fear usually stems from something unknown or misunderstood, and there's a lot of things that falls into that category for a child. It could also relate to a negative experience, such as fear of water from having fallen into a pool.