“Mom, I am not afraid anymore.”

My son’s fear of dogs started small and slowly grew over time. Before we knew it, he was afraid to go to the park, his soccer games, and his friend’s houses who had dogs. Battles and avoidance became a regular part of our family interactions. We needed help. Using the strategies in Make Your Warrior a Warrior, we took on the Worry Monster together. We started breaking down his fears into small baby steps and practicing one by one. Before long my son stopped avoiding places, although still a little scared. Then it happened! He went to soccer and friends houses with a smile on his face. While walking onto the soccer field, with a dog running around, he said, “Mom, I am not afraid anymore.”