Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: FIFFY | 2010/10/28

Q.

SCARED TO SWIM

Hi,Doc
My three year old son,He''s scared to smim.and I want him to do swimming lessons.Is there anything wrong with him?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is nothing at all wrong with your son. Many children are frightened about learning to swim and are scared about being in the pool. You need to gradually build up his confidence possibly by taking him into the pool yourself and showing him that being in the water can be fun.His swimming teacher should be experienced in dealing with children who are scared about being in water.

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