Parents’ fears passed on to kids: study

A million children in Britain from ages eight to 12 were found to be afraid of the same things as their parents.

Written by Agencies | London | Published:April 5, 2012 11:49 am

A million children in Britain from ages eight to 12 were found to be afraid of the same things as their parents,according to a study.

These shared phobias suggest that fear runs in the family.

The study found that kids too have the same fears of heights,spiders,snakes,dentists or flying as their parents,the Daily Express reported.

It is thought this may be due to adults being more open about their phobias at home – something 46 per cent of them admitted in the survey by chocolate biscuit maker Rocky.

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