Overcoming fears of creepy crawlies

A snake.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) There are certain animals that can cause chills to go up your spine. Maranda meets some creatures at John Ball Zoo and learns that they are more amazing than alarming.

The experts at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services say phobias are often based on misconceptions of things we’re afraid of, like snakes or spiders. Phobias make us believe these things are more dangerous than they really are.

Kids can see a lot of scary things around Halloween. Families can help create a non-scary Halloween by carefully choose decorations, costumes, pumpkin carvings, and skipping scary houses during trick-or-treating.

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