As adults, we’re generally in touch with the things that make us afraid. Perhaps it’s the news. Or spiders. Or something more tactical like running late to the airport. But for kids, articulating worries can be harder to do and often, they lean on their parents for support. But how do you know the right way to comfort them? And what if your strategy is actually making their anxiety worse? We talked to Kristene Geering, content director at the Parent Lab, about the do’s and don’ts of mitigating childhood fears. Here, four mistakes you just might making.