Opinions on my 6yr old.

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Registered: 01-15-2007
Opinions on my 6yr old.
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Wed, 12-26-2007 - 11:29pm

 

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Tue, 01-01-2008 - 11:14pm
I think it wouldn't hurt to mention it to the doctor just to see. Maybe it will ease your mind. Since these things tend to run in your family you can understand which is good. It probably wouldn't hurt for her to be able to talk to a counselor. Do the voices tend to be there more when she is stressed? Sounds like OCD too. My daughter has OCD along with her anxiety, panic attacks, and SID. She obsesses about things over and over again and will not stop. She will keep saying things aloud to herself about what we have said or things going on. I wish you the best and I think you should talk to someone that might have some knowledge in this area. There are also some natural alternatives to help your child to relax at night. So you don't feel you have to drug them to sleep. Trish
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Registered: 04-23-2007
Thu, 01-10-2008 - 6:36am

Hi,


I hope you don't mind my asking, but your post caused me to question my own 7 yr old daughter.

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Registered: 01-15-2007
Sat, 01-12-2008 - 1:28am
Oh, no never drug then to sleep.

 

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Sat, 01-12-2008 - 9:53am

Mary,


At the age of 7 and 8 kids are more able to realize the world around them, if that makes sense. Everything clicks and I hate to say it but they lose a bit of that innocence of not realize what the word around them is really like. For example they understand death, their own emotions-feelings of rejection, pain from being teased, not feeling excepted etc. As for the sister breathing she may just be having issues with like you said thinking, my gram used to call it the brain not turning off for the night. When I was a kid I remember not being able to sleep at my friends houses in case something happened to my parents while I was away KWIM? My 8 year old began to have "issues" last year. We sat down and talked, she worried about heaven, hell, death, loss and we worked through these things. I told her the age old advice of if you spend your life worrying life isn't going to be much fun. The best advice I can give you is to ask her whats on her mind, what she is thinking about. Then you must be able to answer the questions honestly but sensitivly. HTH

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Sat, 01-12-2008 - 1:32pm
Since you have a seven year old I thought that maybe you would be able to help me.
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Registered: 04-23-2007
Sun, 01-13-2008 - 6:11am

thank you for your insight.

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Registered: 04-23-2007
Sun, 01-13-2008 - 6:21am

franzel4,


Hi, I saw your post about getting your kids to sleep in their own beds.