|Chewing Fingers and Nail Biting in Children is a type of Fear or Anxiety in them. The Child gets some sort of Relief, Comfort and Protection by doing so.
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Why This Project?
As mentioned briefly in the “About” (Summary of the Project), an attempt has been made to find out the root causes of ‘Fear in Children' and search for the solutions to tackle their fear in an effective manner. We will also try to implement these solutions and help our friends with our learnings to deal with different kinds of fears.
What stimulated us to undertake this Project?
During the course of our time spent in the school, it was observed that many of our classmates were hesitant to stand up and answer the questions posed by the teacher. Some of them were even afraid of performing on stage. Some children were also found seldom interacting with their fellow classmates. One of the major reasons for all these acts we found was 'FEAR' .
What we thought?
We the 'Team of Six' aged below 'THIRTEEN' from India and Romania thought "Why can't" we understand this 'FEAR', a little deeply and help our friends to overcome their fear.
OUR MISSION STARTS NOW
ROADMAP TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION
- NOTE: Under each Category, Links (URL) have been provided in Blue Colours, to view the detailed work.
- 1. ONLINE AND SCHOOL SURVEY
Online Survey and School Survey
To find out the different Types of Fears in Children around the World, our Team decided to take the help of "Survey Monkey" for online Survey. Apart from this Online Survey, Members of the Team did a Survey amongst the Students from their respective Schools. The results were tabulated and analysed.
- 2. INTERVIEW WITH EXPERT
Interview with expert
One of our Team Members was assigned the job of interviewing live a Doctor, who could enlighten us on the different aspects of Fear like Definition of Fear, Types of Fear,Causes of Fear etc. and how to overcome the same. Accordingly Dr. Pameela, Assistant Surgeon, India was interviewed. Through this we could Learn different types of Fears that exsist in Children and others. The Video containing the Interview with Sub-title has been uploaded on 'Youtube'.
- 3. REASONS FOR FEAR
The Team has tried to find out, at length the 'Reasons' for different types of Fear amongst Children under different circumstances.
- 4. OVERCOMING FEAR
Solutions to overcoming Fear in Children are discussed in detail.
4(b) How the Parents and Teachers can help?
As part of the Solutions for overcoming the Fear in Children, the role of Parents and Teachers, are discussed.
4(c) Self Help
A simple illustration with 'Dough Models' in Five Steps, shown on this Page, helps a Child to find his/ her own way to overcome Fear.
- 5. 'LEARNING' TURNED INTO 'ACTION'
5(a) Case Study
With the Knowledge gained through this Project, our Team tried to help the Children around them to overcome their Fear. Three Cases are discussed on this page.
5(b) Group Work
Romanian Team Members, helped their class mates in overcoming their English Language Fear by conducting Activities like, 'A New Word A Day', 'Reading Loudly', 'Converse in English' etc.
- 6. CREATING MASCOT
It is a Great Learning by the Team. We were happy that we could help some of our friends in overcoming their Fear. The credit for this also goes to the Imaginary Character 'Dr. Bobble Bravo' - The Mascot - created by the Team, during the course of the Project, to get inspiritation and positivity.
7. CRUNCH CORNERS
In Every page, at the bottom, our Team has added an Interesting Article, Story, Game or Proverb etc., connected to our Project.
CRUNCH CORNER _ The World of Fears
Fear! Fear! Fear! Fear all around!!
Fear to Stage
Fear of Separation
Fear of Scolding
Fear of Teasing
Fear by Looking at Others
Fear of Darkness Devil
Fear or Fun - Giant Wheel
Fear of Thunder
Fear of Ice
Fear of Being Alone
Fear of Medicine
Fear of Long Word
Fear of Language
Fear of Insects
Fear of Animals
Fear of having more money
Fear of not having money
Fear of Exams ....Never Ending List
FEAR OF FEAR ITSELF!
We hear Fear everywhere, it could be near, here and there, but ... ..
Is there any World with no Fears ?
(Created by a Team Member)