4-Year-Old Seems Fixated on Dark, Negative Scenarios

10.08.2019 - By Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled

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A parent is perplexed that her 4-year-old continually engages her in made up stories where the protagonist is in physical danger, sick, “does a bad thing,” is mean, or had to call the police. While this mom believes her child's interests are generally innocent, they've continued relentlessly for 6 months and she's becoming exasperated. “Is this normal exploration?” she wonders. “How do we handle it?”

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