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overactive imagination

about 3 months ago we moved, well a little girl moved in right next door b4 we moved out and when we moved to our new place, my dd than had an imaginary friend by the neighbor girls name. well since then, 3 new friends have shown up, all w/make believe names. so now she has 4 imaginary friends she plays with. and is TERRIFIED of dinosaurs or monsters in her room at night. she went down at 8:30 its almost 11:30 and she just went to sleep and thats only b/c i laid in her bed w/her for all of 3 mins and she passed out. so i know she was tired, but she was rocking on her bed crying that the dinosaur would get her. i'm very happy she has such a great imagination, however what do i do to help with the frightening more part of that imagination. i've tried scaring them away, "sprays", magic blankets, magic animals all will work for a few days than don't work anymore. and i'd think she was faking it if it weren't for the complete CONT

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vabchmommy

Asked by vabchmommy at 11:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • CONT fear in her face and the fact that she was literally shaking tonight and other nights i've gone up to check on her. so mommy's who've had kids be so imaginative HELP ME PLEASE! any ideas, something to steer her towards happier visitors at night etc...
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:19 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • im sorry but i just got lost when i saw ur name it says vabchmommy im in VA in the portsmouth/chesapeake area and im guessing u are in virginia beach. thats so weird bc i havent seen anyone up here living in VA area.lol anyways im sorry to hear that hun. u think they are really fake tho? does she have a puppy? we have puppies for sale they are adorable if u want to look at pictures. ready to go also. maybe its just a stage she is going through
    SweetiePieAfWf

    Answer by SweetiePieAfWf at 11:22 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • we have a dog and a cat, i've tried having the dog sleep in her room with her and that doesn't help either. do i think they are really fake? i'm not sure i understand the question there, no i don't think there is anything in the room w/her, however i do think she sees whatever it is she sees.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:43 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Does she have a night light? Maybe that would help her be able to see her room more so she's not wondering what's around her. Is it loud around there? Maybe she's hearing sounds from the TV or from outside that's feeding her imagination or something?

    Or maybe play in with her imaginary friends....ask if she can have them help her when she gets scared or something.

    Sit in her room with her and ask her where the "dinosaurs" usually come from or if she just hears them or what, because maybe it's just something in her room you can move that is casting a "dinosaur" shadow or something.

    That's all I can think of right now. I really hope she gets better.
    jlry_ldy

    Answer by jlry_ldy at 5:29 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • my son has an amazing imagination too, can you make up stories, and outsmart the fearS? that is waht i do, just be creative.
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 12:15 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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