She is very scared and likes to watch scary movies (witches, etc). Should I let her watch some as to “collectively (along with someone else) live through her fear and talk about it”?


I can’t really answer this. I normally don’t ‘expose’ young kids to scary movies/stories for the primary reason that our anxious kids have worries and fears…Normally…So adding more to worry about and think about only adds to the anxiety. There is nothing wrong with drawing pictures or talking with you about fears/worries, but to exposer her, at such a young age, is not something I would do. However, please consult with your treating doc about his/her thoughts on this.