Your toddler may exhibit signs of fear, shyness, and separation anxiety. Here you'll learn how to manage the classic \"Mommy don't leave\" symptoms, help your toddler overcome fear, make things less scary, and more.

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Top 10 Toddler Fears

Toddlers exhibit many fears, and it can be tough to know how to reassure them of their safety. We talked to Dr. Ayelet Talmi, associate director of child development and infant health at The Children's Hospital in Denver, about the most common toddler fears and what you can do to help your child through his insecurities. Plus, she has tips on raising a child capable of managing fear.