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Neigbor's Child's Attacks

posted 8 years 2 months ago
Hi All,
My neighbor has a son who constantly suffers from attacks in his dreams. Let me describe it to you better: Whenever the 5 year old goes to bed, two hours later he begins to cry and yell for help in his sleep.
They rush to him, he has his eyes open but he does not recognize anyone. He has to be slapped back to reality and it takes a while to calm him down.
I have thought it could be spiritual but I cannot say anything or suggest anything to the mother who is a snub and thinks highly of herself.
Does anyone have a suggestion or experienced this before?

posted 8 years 2 months ago
That is a hard one. Sometimes I think things like this with young children are spiritual too, since I think they are more attuned and open. Is the mother religious at all? Because maybe some kind of trinket with an angel or similar could be given to the boy, with the intention that it is to help watch over him while he sleeps, or something like that. Does he have any other issues which could be bothering him during the day?

posted 8 years 2 months ago
That poor child. It is hard to hear about a child that suffers like that. It sounds like night terrors and I have heard of children having that at about that age. It usually goes away as they get a little older but if it is something else like you think then maybe it will not go away. It would be frightening to me if my child had this problem. I hope they find out what it is and it can be taken care of.

posted 8 years 2 months ago
It sounds like night terrors. Night terrors are relatively common in children. They usually seem to be because they are stressed about something. Has there been a divorce or death in the family? Have they recently moved? Are the parents getting along? Seeing a counselor and doing play therapy has been proven to help with night terrors.

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