Originally posted by w810i
reply to post by SplitInfinity
What prompted me to write this asking for advice from other parents that have encountered this is that this is the first time he has acted this way.edit on 31-12-2012 by w810i because: (no reason given)
I think that is the important thing to remember here....it was the FIRST time he as ever acted this way. I have 5 children and i would say it is completely NORMAL for any small child to have isolated incidents of this kind of behaviour or phases of it. I think going into any in-depth analysis of this upto yet isolated incident is hugely premature.
As for the suggestion that you should enable a child to feel empowered by the use of imaginary ghost traps or magical sword's etc....I have to agree with the other poster who felt it was a bad idea....at your son's age personally I wouldn't reinforce the idea he had to protect himself from a perceived threat. At that age, all a child need's to know is that YOU the parent are the protector and won't allow any harm to come to him and will come in the way of anything that tries! As a parent of 5 It's my personal belief that that will in-still more confidence and security in a small child than discussing how he deal's with perceived threat's himself!