London: A million children in Britain from ages eight to 12 were found to be afraid of the same things as their parents, according to a study. These shared phobias suggest that fear runs in the family.

The study found that kids too have the same fears of heights, spiders, snakes, dentists or flying as their parents, a daily reported.

It is thought this may be due to adults being more open about their phobias at home - something 46 per cent of them admitted in the survey by chocolate biscuit maker Rocky.


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