When Fuzzy was Afraid of Big and Loud Things


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By Ingrid Maier, Ph.D
Illustrated by Jennifer Cardon

In this tale, Fuzzy is afraid of loud sounds such as thunder and lightning, and the large animals on the farm making big noises! Fuzzy’s father helps him desensitize to these big and loud noises using a number of behavioral practices. Each time Fuzzy is afraid, his father gently encourages and reassures him, helping him imaginatively practice exposure to the loud sounds so he can get used to them, and also acquainting Fuzzy with the sources of his fears so they seem less frightening.

Published by the American Psychological Association and recommended for children ages 3 – 7.