Fears are, of course, a normal part of childhood. Once fear sets in, itâs hard to remove. If your child is afraid of monsters in the closet, lean a chair up against the closet door. Helping children overcome their fear of loud noises 1) Start by trying to get to the bottom of it. Parents: Feeling Burned Out? While some kids might say, "That scares me" or "I don't want to â¦ We can barely read books that entertain any conflict, because Anna becomes hung up on it being “a mean book,” even though the conflicts are always resolved by the end. While it’s hard to resist the instinct to reassure your child that everything will be okay, it might be best in the long run. June 4, 2014, Anna, in one of her “fearless” moments. All rights reserved. But what if that fearfulness remains as your child grows older? She will not play in her room by herself.