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(Slate)   "We live in a stay-at-home state; my partner has a heart condition and is high risk. Our 6 year-old daughter was always a good sleeper; now, she's afraid of shadows and comes into our bed and fears bathroom spiders. Is this all pandemic-related?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-05-18 9:46:20 AM  
Just tell her the monsters under the bed will eat the spiders and swallow the shadows so the sun comes up again.
 
2020-05-18 10:00:51 AM  
Keep her from watching any news with Trump in it.  His stupidity might be causing this.
 
2020-05-18 10:57:54 AM  
Stop micro-dosing your kid. It's all fun and games until they turn into a glass of orange juice.
 
2020-05-18 10:59:31 AM  
My wife is a mental health professional and she's been telling me a little about this lately.  Even in our small town, there are kids that are developing a low level of paranoia and germaphobia.  It's kind of weird, but makes sense.  They're young and impressionable. They've never had to deal with anything like this before and it's making an imprint into their young psyches.
 
2020-05-18 11:09:29 AM  
Tell her spider bites are no big deal.  If you don't believe me, just tell her to Google "spider bites".
 
2020-05-18 11:12:12 AM  
Tell her you had the monsters and spiders relocated to your room when you had her.  Because you love her very much, now get your ass back to your own bed and stop tempting the monster under ours.
 
2020-05-18 11:14:02 AM  
You aren't giving her enough time on the Nintendo Switch. Kids are pretty resilient, but you need to keep them motivated. Usually, I'd say sign them up for sports, but since you have to stay home, the next best thing is to hand her a game device and let her play all day long.
 
2020-05-18 11:30:12 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: You aren't giving her enough time on the Nintendo Switch. Kids are pretty resilient, but you need to keep them motivated. Usually, I'd say sign them up for sports, but since you have to stay home, the next best thing is to hand her a game device and let her play all day long.


Those things are going for $500+ nowadays. We had to settle for the Switch Lite, should be here this week.
 
2020-05-18 11:47:20 AM  
A boogy hand comes under the bed at my room every day
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2020-05-18 12:11:36 PM  
And how does the heart condition factor into any of that?
 
2020-05-18 12:29:14 PM  
Time to have another baby.
 
2020-05-18 2:12:55 PM  

DecemberNitro: And how does the heart condition factor into any of that?


The heart condition makes him fart clouds of spiders.
 
2020-05-18 2:43:29 PM  

Lochsteppe: DecemberNitro: And how does the heart condition factor into any of that?

The heart condition makes him fart clouds of spiders.


Don't kink shame.
 
2020-05-18 3:41:21 PM  
Bathroom spiders are one of the last great threats to mankind. Reverence and sacrificial rites will calm her.
 
2020-05-18 5:15:08 PM  
Give her a loaded pistol and say "An armed society is a polite society"
 
2020-05-18 6:32:42 PM  
Show her that spiders aren't big and scary.

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2020-05-18 6:34:59 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: You aren't giving her enough time on the Nintendo Switch. Kids are pretty resilient, but you need to keep them motivated. Usually, I'd say sign them up for sports, but since you have to stay home, the next best thing is to hand her a game device and let her play all day long.


Actually it sounds like too much time on the switch. If anything will give you a fear of spiders it's Animal Crossing. If she's also afraid to shake trees then it's definitely Animal Crossing.
 
2020-05-18 7:37:20 PM  
Well duh. If you spend two months telling kids that stepping outside will f**kin' kill them, they might get a little anxious.
 
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