Some kids have unusual fear for mascots or anyone in costume or with mask, other children can’t even stand beside a clown. These illogical and strong fears fall under phobia specifically called :
Masklophobia – fear of mascots;
Prosopeiophobia – fear of masks;
Coulorophobia – fear of clowns.
Good thing our son, Gabby doesn’t have it.
Photos below were taken at Nickelodeon’s activity held in Bonifacio High Street two weeks ago and the last two pictures were taken in Eastwood City on the same day.
PHOBIA (from the Greek : φόβος,phóbos, meaning “fear” or “morbid fear”) is an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared stimulus. When the fear is beyond one’s control, and if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made.
Treatment options are not mutually exclusive. Often a therapist will suggest multiple treatments. Sourced via Wiki
Do you and/or your kids have phobia/s? I do. But not to the extent that I need Psychiatric help.
How do you deal with your own/your kids’ fear/s ?
Check here if you have one –>List of Phobia