Fear of children: An abnormal and persistent fear of babies and children. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is groundless. Rearing a child or being around active children can both produce anxiety.
Fear of children is termed "pedophobia," a word derived from the Greek "pais" (child) and "phobos" (fear).
Related terms include: androphobia, an abnormal and persistent fear of men; gynephobia, a comparably irrational and excessive fear of women.
Some dogs fear children and look frightened or upset whenever they see a child. Signs of fear include a lowered body or hunched back, a tucked or lowered tail, flattened ...
Fear of children: An abnormal and persistent fear of babies and children. Sufferers experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is groundless.
Scientific analysis. The fear of children has been diagnosed and treated by psychiatrists, with studies examining the effects of multiple forms of treatment. Sociologists ...
Children and Fear. HE-458 (Revised), November 1993 Reviewed and reprinted April 1994 . Deb Gebeke Family Science Specialist
Learn more about the psychology of fear and how it effects children. Also. the types of childrens fears, and what possible treatments there are for them.