How to deal with children’s fears?
Children’s fears at school
Children’s fears at school? Children shouldn’t be afraid of school, and if fears do show up, the Earfs are here to help. Did you know that every child has fears? Children’s fears can be packaged in uncertainty, anger, doubt, sadness, shyness, and more. Most of the time one may not really know how and what one actually feels, as feelings can change incredibly quickly. One thing is for sure, each one of us carries a world of emotions within that can throw us around like on a roller coaster ride.
Recognize children’s fears & solve conflicts
Children’s fears come in many colours. Sometimes we can simply brush unwanted feelings aside, but that is not a long-term solution. It‘s much better to be courageous and brave and get to know them. That is why I invite you to explore your emotional world with the Earfs. The Earfs are a family of fun, colourful, and time-traveling characters that will travel with you into your emotional world and be at your side through thick and thin. Together we will master school topics and strengthen your concentration. We will learn to control your outbursts of anger and find more self-confidence. Yes, each one of us carries a world of emotions within, and it is pretty earf’some cool indeed! Let’s say good bye to children’s fears.
Children’s fears: How can the Earfs help?
The Earfs support you in resolving conflicts and to communicate your own opinions. They help you find a solution yourself and deal with all your feelings. Anxiety about school is a common topic that should be examined more closely. To help, you first have to find out where the fear comes from. Is the fear directly related to school? Does a child feel overwhelmed and not recognized? Does the child not feel appreciated by classmates or teachers?
Tools for parents, teacher and therapists!
As a mother, you can playfully approach the topic by using children’s books and card games. Spending time together, playing and laughing promotes the relationship with your child. The child feels seen and respected. This is the best foundation for the child to open up and start talking about their children’s fears and problems. Nobody likes to talk about their feelings and especially not revealing their vulnerability. That was exactly why I, a mother of two boys, created the Earf’World. I asked myself: ’How can I deal with my children’s fears and transform them into self-confidence? I need some creative tools!’ Everything is easier when approached in a playful manner. Hence I am excited to introduce you to two great card games, my two boys and me created:
‘Earf-Feeling-Flashcards’: Good bye children’s fears!
The Earf’cards (30 Feeling-Flashcards) can help you to recognize your feelings, accept them and find useful solutions. Draw an Earf a day and there is already a topic to discuss! Each Earf has an individual message for you, and the enclosed guidebook offers lots of simple suggestions how to deal with different situations and feelings.
‘Get Earfed Cardgame’: Good bye children’s fears!
Do you prefer to play? Then the Get Earfed playing cards for the whole family) are just the thing. But be careful! This is a card game for brave kids where every feeling is allowed. In a playful way, with simple rules and with lots of laughter, all players, big and small, are encouraged to talk about their feelings. Just give it a try!
The EARF’s! What can we say?! Other than they tickle us and happy-our-hearts! Each character has a meaning and purpose; they explore the intricacies of human emotions. The artwork, the EARF Song and each of their personalities are SO delightful! The EARF Card Game provides insight made effortless through adorable rhymes — and it’s easy to play, making it a huge plus! The EARF’s are more than your everyday entertainment … they are known to improve communication and emotional intelligence. We highly approve and recommend them to anyone looking for a refreshing way of communicating with today’s youth!
As an Early Childhood Educator, I use the Earfs as a fun and easy way to encourage children to identify and express their emotions. The Earfs offer visual and playful messages to children of all ages. The Earfs represent each emotion as unique and reminds each child that they are special too!
These cards are great fun for the whole family! I also use them as a reward with patients. Especially patients who have issues with fears and social anxiety.