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Child growth and development

My child has a fear of the elevator, what can I do?

There are several things you can do to help your child overcome their fear of elevators:

Gradual exposure: Start by having your child stand outside the elevator and observe it in action. Gradually increase their level of exposure by having them stand inside the elevator while the doors are open, then have them ride the elevator for short distances with you.

Desensitization: Use visualization and relaxation techniques to help your child imagine themselves in the elevator without feeling fear. You can also use role-playing to help them practice how to react in different scenarios.

Positive reinforcement: Reward your child for their progress and for facing their fear.

Seek professional help: A child psychologist or therapist may be able to help your child overcome their fear of elevators through cognitive-behavioral therapy.

It is important to be patient and not force your child to face their fear too quickly. The goal is to help them feel comfortable and safe when using elevators.