...because they don't understand a lot of things about the world, because they're young and small and not powerful in this world, because they don't have the emotional maturity to deal with uncertainties/fears/worries with the same kind of experience/perspective/information that adults do, and because they want/need those who are bigger and older than they are to help them feel safe, happy, and secure.
They aren't! You must be young. I'm in my 50s and growing up, there was nothing more frightening than the shower scene in "Psycho", or the head-spinning scene in the "Exorcist". Kids laugh at that now. I used to fear the teacher that swatted the hardest for misbehavior. Kids have no threat of that anymore. They don't fear," Wait until your father gets home." Dad can't do much anymore. And , unfortunately, kid's do not fear misbehavior because they are not taught the meaning of consequences and that there are no "Reset" buttons or "play again" buttons on life.
Little kids are startled easily because everything is new to them. Every little experience is a first time event. Remember how scared you were the first time you rode on a roller coaster? And the second time, not so much? That's how a simple "Boo" or loud bang is to them. Fear subsides as experience increases. I call this outgrowing their fears.
You're absolutely right. I'm in my early twenties and I have a niece who is really very easy to frighten. Show her a scary face and she won't be able to sleep. I look at her with an evil glint in my eye and she starts crying. Thanks for answering.
Because they still live in a world where fairies, Santa Claus, and creatures like the Easter Bunny can exist. If those fun things can exist in their minds, so can the scary boogie man type creatures.
lack of confidence and security. All kids are attach to mums and gets frighten easily even a small bug because he had never seen. Once the mum teaches him and coax him to feel secure, brave, everything will be alright.
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If your child does something wrong like hit you because you have not given in to his tantrum, what would you do? I have sometimes given a smack on his back for misbehavior.. is it fine or am i being a bad parent?
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