Leah, i think fear for a child is legitimate even if we as adults don't get it. it's just easier to understand when it's fears we may have had as kids, yk?(like monsters) there are times razi is afraid of some random thing and it's really easy to think (or say
)"this is ridiculous!!" but it's very real for him no matter what i think or say. maybe when she hides or does stuff like that you could just say "Julianna is feeling scared" to whoever she's hiding from. if an adult gets offended or whatever, that's there choice to react that way and not your responsibilty to take it on (by feeling embarraced by her actions). so what if someone thinks your raising her 'wrong' cuz she does that--you know your not!
i'm slightly nervous to push send! sounds good when i read over it but tones are tricky when you can't here them. so i'm trying to be supportive and give thoughts in the most loving positive way. so feel that coming with the words, not critisism at all!!!!