A mother writes to inquire about how exactly to assist her 10-year-old child, whom is stressing a whole lot about “bad ideas.”

A mother writes to inquire about how exactly to assist her 10-year-old child, whom is stressing a whole lot about “bad ideas.”

Sometimes these ideas are bad since they are mean: A household friend is “fat” or “wrinkly.” Often they are intimate: She imagines a classmate naked. Or violent: She believes she would like to destroy her mom. They usually have a very important factor in keeping: she seems a need to confess all of these ideas to her mother, whom wonders what’s taking place.

It’s a situation we hear plenty: a kid is abruptly hopeless to confess thoughts that are disturbing. A 9-year-old noticed their teacher’s cleavage, and seems accountable about any of it. Continue reading “A mother writes to inquire about how exactly to assist her 10-year-old child, whom is stressing a whole lot about “bad ideas.””