Excerpted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (www.wiley.com), from False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear. Copyright ?2005 by Marc Siegel.
In early 2004 my daughter, Rebecca, was taking a bath. She was almost three years old. When the tub's Jacuzzi device turned on, she became petried. I raced to her side, to find her standing straight up, bright red from crying.
This article was originally published with the title Can We Cure Fear?.