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I'm worried about my son.

I don't really know how to explain what is going on..other than to tell you some incidences. 

A week or so ago a little boy moved into the apartment across the yard.  This little boy is 8 and Corey is 7.  Anyways he was really excited to have someone in the building to play with. 

The only thing is when Corey goes over to his house he always has to have me or my husband...and one of his "brave stuffed animals" to go with to protect him from the ghosts.  He also wont go in the laundry room which is in the basement.  I cant say I blame him on that...the basement is creepy.  My husband doesn't even like it down there...

Also, the other day our cat ran up the stairs...I asked Corey to go bring the cat back down because I dont want him making a mess in the hallway.

Well Corey had a cow about this and wouldn't go up for anything...no one lives up there??  He hasn't had any bad experiences up there??  I just don't get it..

Its getting to the point that other children in the neighborhood are calling him a sissy boy...among other things and even his new friend calls him weird.

I have tried to show him that there are no ghosts and reassure him he is safe..but nothing is working.

Is there anything I can do to to help him ?

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Apr. 8, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Im not sure what you can do to help. Maybe you should ask a doctor if they can think of anything. A friend of mine had a child who acted similar, and not to scare you but the child was later disgnosed with some sort of disorder like scitzophrenia, where the child was seeing things no one else could see, and she was really scared. This may not be the case, it could be something as simle as he had a bad dream and he is now scared. I am not sure. I am sure it is something minor and he will grow out of it, however if it effects his day to day life and is bothering him I would talk to a doctor and see what they suggest. Hope this helps.

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Apr. 8, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I know this sounds weird but some people ar more sensitive to spirits and if he really saounds serious I would not downplay if he might be seeing somthing     but maybe tell him to keep it a secret so he doesn't get picked on           and pray to protect him so he knows Jesus is more stronge then anything that could hurt him he will know with God he is never alone that makes kids feel tough

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Apr. 9, 2011 at 12:36 AM

I'm sorry. I wouldn't worry about it...if he's scared, he's scared. He will get over it. Maybe you could make some "Ghost Spray"...water in a spray bottle..to get rid of Ghosts? Maybe he IS really seeing things? I'm sorry others are picking on him. Have you tried taking him upstairs or to the basement with you to let him look around...maybe that would help? Good Luck!

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Apr. 9, 2011 at 2:22 AM

yes, I have taken him upstairs and down and had him explore it to show him its safe,  I have also given him a play sword to slay the ghost with... actually I gave him 2, one for his friend so they can play in the yard with them but no luck...he says the swords dont work.  Maybe a spray will work??? Ill have to try it...

The thing is Corey has always been pretty much a loner.  I had to pull him out of school and home school him because of anxiety attacks...He just now is starting to open up a little and make friends but it seems he is loosing his friends as fast as he makes them because he is .....well weird...



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Apr. 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM

He's only 7, some children have what we would consider irrational fears.  Like being afraid of the dark, or going into creepy dark rooms.  I wouldn't worry about it, and I wouldn't make him do anything he is afraid to do.  I also would not tolerate other kids calling my kid a sissy boy, good grief where are their parents when this name calling is going on?  It's like Lord of Flies.

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Apr. 9, 2011 at 5:44 PM

When I hear him being called names I call him in and tell the other kids if they cant be nice they wont be allowd over to play..Im not sure where the parents are...unfortunately most parents in my area dont care too much about their kids.

Last night I woke up around 2am because the neighbor kids were playing ball in the yard...They are only 8 and 9 years old....unbelievable...

So anyways I dont tollerate the names but at the same time I just feel bad for him not having any friends except mommy and daddy...

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