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My child is not listening talks about hurting her self adult content

is this normal for a five year old

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Asked by wrench296 at 6:58 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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    Answer by silversmom at 6:59 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • No, it is NOT normal for ANY child or person to talk about hurting themselves or hurting themselves. She needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional NOW!!!

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:01 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • thank you

    Comment by wrench296 (original poster) at 7:02 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • No it is not normal and you should take take the adcive you have already been given , as soon as possible.

    Answer by janet116 at 7:03 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • OMG poor thing why would she wanna do such a thing like that you need to seek medical attention and quick i mean quick before something drastic happens its better to be safe then sorry *hugs* you mama .Good Luck .

    Answer by alexia_09 at 7:05 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • me and my fiance are takeing her in to be evaluated thank u for everything

    Comment by wrench296 (original poster) at 7:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • hugs


    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 7:09 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Yes, please take her to a psychologist who specializes in children. You should also speak with her teacher and can request that she be evaulated by the school psychologist.
    These are definately strong indicators that something is not sitting right with her. If this is a new thing, I would think very seriously about finding out about the specifics or any other craegivers or daycare.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 7:11 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Definately NOT at this YOUNG of an age.
    Who does she associate with?
    Does she have a teen relative that may talk like that, that she could be mimicking??
    Or even a tv show?
    This is NOT normal behaviour and it deeply concerns/worries me.
    How does she say she's going to hurt herself...when did it start...was she left alone with a new sitter??
    Was there something traumatizing that triggered this... is what I'm wondering.
    I would definately have her see a counselor...and her primary physician.
    She could have (but not definately) experienced some form of abuse.
    Good Luck Momma!
    I'm here if you need me.

    Answer by Missikat75 at 7:11 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • You have already been given the same advice that I would give you except one, you should not only do individual therapy you should do family also, I am not saying it is anything to do with you but it may make your child feel more comfortabe. I am sorry, wish there was more I could offer. Do it soon and let us all know how your child is doing!!!!

    Answer by CamoCutie88 at 7:25 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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