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Fear is normal.  It’s normal for children to be afraid.  Instead of telling them to not be afraid, let’s help them find tools to deal with their fear.  Speaking of fear, Todd scared his daughter when he dressed up as Cookie Monster….his intentions were good, but it didn’t quite work out the way he planned……

Here’s the link to Cathy’s blog that we mention on the show – http://www.chicagoparent.com/community/the-self-aware-parent/2011/march/let%27s-be-clear—what-do-we-really-want-for-our-children