What are you afraid of? What makes your skin crawl or makes you stop in your tracks, not wanting to go farther? Is there something that you fear so much, it wouldn't matter if someone paid you money to do it?
Is it swimming? Fire? Closed-in spaces? Maybe certain bugs or animals make you freeze up. Maybe public speaking strikes terror in your soul.
Once I saw an episode of some stupid celebrity reality tv show. The celebrities were in the jungle, probably winning money for charity. In one particular challenge, they were divided into teams and had to race against each other to retrieve trinkets out of holes in a wall. However, there were things INSIDE the wall! Things like tarantulas, snakes, biting fish, etc.
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Take that hate for having your head touched, and bring in the fact that at some point you need a hair cut! Add that many salons are noisy, unfamiliar, and large. Are you starting to see what happened last week?
Monday I had to take Dr. J to get his hair cut. The last cut was at a barber shop, because “big boys get to go to the barber. A barber cuts for only big boys and men!” Daddy took him and made a huge deal out of it. And was successful.
I was not so fortunate. I want you to think about your fears and come back Monday to see what happened. Not trying to be mean. Just trying to help you understand our kids. A lot of them live in fear and anxiety most of their days.
UPDATE: Click here to read part two.