She’s been in school for two hours. An hour longer than yesterday. I reluctantly answer my phone. “Mom,” I hear her say. “I’m feeling really sick. Can you pick me up?” My daughter doesn’t have the stomach flu. She doesn’t have the latest virus. She has emetophobia, a phobia so intense it is actually making her sick.
You might wonder why your child is so paralyzed with fear. Why they are so consumed with worry over throw up. Surprisingly, it is quite common. The fear of throwing