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Ralph LMHC, Therapist
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Child of 7, going on 8, gets upset because she worries about

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Child of 7, going on 8, gets upset because she worries about her parents dying. Is this normal

Hello,

This is not typical, but is not uncommon. It is usually indicative of insecurity about his relation with his parents. Does he have difficulty separating from you, like when leaving for school or if you go out and leave him with a baby sitter.?

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your prompt reply. Absolutely no difficulty in leaving for school or with babysitter. Loves life, joined in everything from swimming to ballet to Tai Quando, etc. Very well adjusted and has excellent relationships with teachers, peers, etc. Parents absolutely devoted to her (little girl) and other children. This is one of their few nights off in fact. Staying over with me but have seen her do this before. Vaguely remember feeling something like this when I was young, although my own dad died when I was 5 yrs. old and do remember having this fear about my own mother at a particular age. Probably about this age - 7 or 8.

Hello,

Candidly, the basis of this unfounded fear is not clear and really will require some delving by a professional child therapist to determine the cause of the problem and rectify it. The positive news is that children can make changes quite readily.

 

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

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