I do feel for the boy (he's 9), he's growing like a weed and so he's got achy bones and he's tired all the time. BUT, in addition to this very legitimate issue, every single day the kid complains about some imagined deadly problem. He found a small reddish patch on his stomach this morning: "Mom! Is this melanoma? I think it's melanoma, it's going to metastasize to my brain!" His lips are chappy because of the changing weather: "MOM! My face is flaking off! My lips are going to vanish and I'll have a snake face!" He had a mosquito bite: "Is this MRSA? I really think it's MRSA, Mom, either that or it's a brown recluse bite, I need to go to the ER before my leg falls off!" I banned him from reading my nursing textbooks because he was having nightmares about having gotten Creutzfeldt-Jakob from eating deer sausage. I no longer allow him to watch Discovery Health Channel after he came to me wailing about how he was absolutely positive that he'd absorbed his own twin in the womb.
Anybody else have a hypochondriac kid? How are you handling it?Answer Question
Answer by Shanna84 at 11:11 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by mommommamommyyy at 12:51 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I have a " Worrier" I feel like its just in his nature. He is the same age as your son , and is very cautious, and worries easily. He too comes to me with every bump , bug bite . He also loves to watch discovery health and the history channel ( so he worries about world events and possible catastrophe) I talk to my son a lot about his worries , and try to ease his fears. I'm just glad he comes to me with them, so i can explain things in a logical way. The world is a scary place for a young mind...especially when they are thinkers. Death , disease and physical trauma are scary also. There are a lot of things in life that are out of our control, and under most circumstances we work these things out as we grow and mature. Some kids start doing this early , except their brains are not fully developed yet and reasoning skills are difficult to master for such a young brain.
Answer by sulkygirl79 at 1:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2010