WHAT am I supposed to think about this and WHAT am I supposed to do?
My oldest daughter (4 1/2) has said this before but about hearing songs in her head. Today she said it again so I asked her what the voices were talking about. She acted like she didn't want to answer me at first, then when I asked her for the third time she said, "They're talking about cookies."
I said, "What are they saying about cookies baby?" And she said, "Eating cookies."
So, curious as to what she is hearing I asked her if the voices sounded like her or someone else and she said someone else... like a kid in her class.
Is this normal or should I be worried? (I know it may sound silly but I'm honestly a little thrown off by it and don't know if I should worry or not.)
Signs and symptoms of childhood schizophrenia may include:
Seeing or hearing things that don't exist (hallucinations), especially voices
Having beliefs not based on reality (delusions)
Lack of emotion Emotions inappropriate for the situation Social withdrawal
Poor school performance
Decreased ability to practice self-care
Strange eating rituals
I'd take her to see someone just to be on the safe side.
Answer by IhartU at 9:03 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
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Answer by Ewadun at 8:45 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
At this age kids can think and say a lot of off the wall stuff so I won't be concerned at all. As long as her behavior is okay then I wouldn't worry.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:46 AM on Jul. 15, 2010
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Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 12:34 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Next question overall
Is last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance on-line anywhere?