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My son has been waking up with nightmares saying "Mamma you will die." He knows that people grow old and eventually they do. How can I make him feel easier about this?
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manveen dua

Thanks @63729b593f31520016a69b80 and @5fcc57acb0bd2f004606c655 ... It's started quite suddenly and when I try to talk to him about it in the morning he dismisses it saying it's nothing.

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BabyChakra

Hey here is what Sheena Kalia, Consulting Psychologist and Psychotherapist has to say Dear Manveen,
It's important to understand the duration,frequency and if there's a recurrent theme of the nightmares in order to figure underlying causes. It is common in Children aged 3-7yrs. Most children outgrow them. Nightmares could be the result of watching something on television or something worrying them. In your child's case his fear of losing you might be troubling him.He was probably exposed to something which he hasn't been able to process.Ask your child gently if something has been bothering them and help the child know you are here for them. Sometimes even seeing a parent ill can trigger these nightmares.Try and have a routine bedtime relaxation activity. If it's too frequent please check with your GP. If there is some stress, counselling can help your son deal with it in a healthier way.

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asha chaudhry

hey @624bedd6781951001a0621e5 try giving him a little soft toy or super hero that will give him that safe feeling that nothing will happen to mamma or him. hugs.

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Dr. Shilpitha

myt be somethings he has kept in his mind like did he saw any old people death lively or in tv etc?? make sure abt tht..talk to him abt tht..this ll take tym but he ll be okay. dnt worry☺

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manveen dua

Thanks Dr Shilpa Shanthappa.. He does not communicate otherwise. just harrowed in the middle of the night.

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