Joy Berry's Folk Advice on Fear

Joy Berry has been one of the foremost self-help children's writers for decades. This illustration is from one of her books "Let's Talk About Feeling Afraid." And, althought I appreciate Berry's motivation to create curriculum for parents/teachers and children, I am always taken aback had how they "folk advice" (so-called wisdom) about such feartalk is layed down in these books and I wonder what it actually teaches children as a template for their healthy fearuality (?)...

Fearologists (and fear educators from the critical school of fearism) have to question and critique all these sources of feartalks and offer alternatives and correctives. 

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