There are several sources from which a child may carry this trait. One of the most important and obvious is the surroundings. If the child lives among people who have more arguments than discussions, the child is likely to be scared.
It has also been found that if one of the parents is prone to fear, the child is more likely to suffer from it. Seeing parents worried will make it easier for children to form this habit.
Children with overprotective parents tend to be fearful of most things; and this is due to the passive anxiety their parents have. A dependent child will always feel helpless and afraid when facing the world.
Children who experience separations such as separation from their parents or separation from their parents at an early age are often more fearful than other children.