Hate going to the dentist? Blame your dad. You’re more likely to fear the dentist if he freaks your father out, according to researchers at the University of Madrid. They found that kids with dads who didn’t like the dentist were twice as likely to be fearful themselves compared to kids with moms who disliked the dentist. I am here to tell you that I know for a fact, that as a little girl, when I saw my big/strong Dad RUN from bee’s was a visual I can still remember to this day. And YES…I am still terrified of bee’s too!
I personally think that as kids we see our parents, and Dad especially as fearless and ‘indestructible.’ So if we witness Dad afraid of something, it tells us that this is something that we too should fear!
Sometimes it is funny to see a big strong man ‘scream’ when he see’s a spider or snake. But if his kid see’s him freaking out, chances are that memory will stick, like mine did and make you afraid of the same things!
What is your Dad ‘afraid of’ that you now are too?