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I am WORRIED???

Why on earth does the child i care for call herself by a different name? She knows her name....and answers to it, but also calls herself a name that she made up. Sometimes only the other name is in trouble....or happy....or answers....?? I'm worried that she may have mental issues...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • It doubt it, she is just going through a phase. It is her way of getting out of trouble.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 9:51 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • She may remember who she was in a past life which is why she refers to herself as this name.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • She is using her imagination more then likely. I wouldn't stress to much over it at this age. If she does things that are dangerous then you need to worry with her behavior.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 9:52 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • It's not just when she's in trouble.....it's all the time. She calls herself that name when she plays.....she talks to the other name......?? I dont think she was the other name in a past life....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Well....when she is in trouble say in time out....she will spit on herself and pinch herself and say that one name did it to her....not the other..???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • My friends and me all had alternative names. I think it is just a phase.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • is she by chance an only child? maybe she has invented an alter-ego to play with and "keep her company" It's a normal phase some kids go through.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • How long does this phase last.....ever since she could talk....she has done this...?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • It's just a phase, kids do that. My four year old recentley started saying "WE" like "we are not hungry" etc.etc. I asked him "who is we" he said him and his teddy, lol. As your child grows she will go through a bunch of different things that might seem weird to you.
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 10:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • I'll never understand why people these days always assume something mentally is wrong with a chid when they are simply being children. She has an imagination. Didn't you have one as a kid?

    She's normal. She is just being a kid.
    Allergic2Stupid

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 10:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

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