My son came to me histerical last night crying and shaking that he did not want to die, said he wanted to stay with me and his dad and didn't want any of us to die and asked if anything happened to us where will he and his brothers/sisters go? He cried for almost an hour. We tried to explain to him that no one really knows when they will die but that it was a part of life. About a month ago our family pet died, we had her since he was born, she grew up with him it was very hard for him to let go. My son has grown up in a family full of love but I've always noticed that he has a hard time dealing with things/events that have unfortunately happened in our lives. I guess I am looking for support/suggestions from other moms who have had to go through putting their child in counseling, has it helped as your child grew up?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:05 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
He is morning. I personally do not think he need to go to theripy for how he is feeling.
Answer by louise2 at 6:42 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by TMJ121099 at 6:43 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by jesswonderin at 6:43 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
You know your child best.When my oldest was 9 we lost through divorce or death several family members over about 18 months and .he reacted much like your son .Sometimes a death can cause a domino effect of worry.My son saw a psychiatrist that specialized in kids and teens.There were no meds used.He went twice a month for about 8 months The therapist was the one that told me he was thinking my son was ready to end therapy.He brought it up to my son,they had two more sessions and were done.Went great,worked for him!
Answer by drfink at 6:57 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by MaryMW at 7:57 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:59 PM on Mar. 15, 2010
I think it is a bit of an extreme reaction to the death of a pet at that age.... I agree with your choice to seek counseling. I would make sure they are experienced with grief issues and go with your gut.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2010