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10 Jul 2008

Afraid of little dogs
My 2½ year old daughter gets histerically when a little dog came near her. How can I help her get through this phase. My husbands son brought a little dog to the home and my husband feels that she must just get over him. I would really appreciate it if you could give me advise.

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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Its understandable but not helpful to expect someone to "just get over" a phobia --- if they could, they would already have done so --- who wants to get hysterical ? Best take her to see a child psychologist, as it shouldn't take long to help her to unlearn this fear, and the availability of a cute and friendly little puppy may become bery useful in the treatment.
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