hello i was just wonderng what symptoms did your child have to start the process with diagnosng. My baby hears voces tellng her if she wants to play and that they are gong to kill her. it breaks my heart, specially when she asks me why this is happening to her? i have an appontment with her pediatrician this week.
When my son was 5 he asked me if I hear this voice…so I was wonderimg
.then I dudnt hear again till he was 12…he saw a advanced looking devil character online…he f ot excited and came to get me to show me this…and said “mom thrae are what ive been sewing in the yard sin e i was 3. He saud they put theit fingers over their mouths to say shhh, like dont let your mom know theyre here…”
We went ro christian church and got prayer…he seemed fine…til.a va ine, and then got tourettes…then 2 yrs later started being depressed and having psychosis…sometimes i still feel like its a devil who took him over…
I’m so sorry to hear that. My daughter doesn’t see things only hears things. I remember her telling me a couple times but I brushed it off like it was a dream. But now that she is older she is able to explain more clear
@lupita79 , Is there a reason you are asking questions on the neurodiverse/scz forum? Any sort of family history that has you concerned?
The good news is that neurodiverse/scz is rare in young children. Your pediatrician is the place to start with any concerns and you already have that in place.
My eldest daughter started hearing voices when she was 10 or so. At first I thought it was just the neighbour talking, then when the voices spoke to her when she was cycling did I realise she has schizophrenia. My youngest daughter around 7 or so told me she saw the little green man on the lights of the pedestrian crossing jumping off. Later around 11 or 12, she had anxiety and depression and as time passed, she learnt how to see things in a different perspective and got better. What I wanted to say is we never know how things will turn out and the psychologist in my youngest daughter’s case said a child’s brain is still developing and things can change. With love and care, I believe things will only get better for you and your child.
I would rule out any physical causes first before assuming it’s a mental health issue.
My heart goes out to you. I can’t imagine having a 5 year old going through that ugly experience for everyone concerned. Unfortunately it happens; many years ago I read the story of this gifted author Danielle Steel’s son that started a journey of manic depression at 3 practically, he wasn’t diagnosed at that time but it was scary, according to her account, seeing him do things out of the ordinary.
You are on the right track by taking your child to the doctor, I see a positive in here because since she’s only 5 years old she is telling you without hesitation what she experiences.
May God direct you to light your thoughts and direct your path to do what’s necessary for your precious child.
Hugs and prayers.
Be sure to let her know that if the voices wanted to kill her, they would need a body. And if they really wanted to kill her, they would have already done it. Maybe she can rest easier that way. Idle hands give the Devil a door! I hope she stays interactive with people, real people, so that real voices in person are the important ones.
It is scary. I took my son to church to be prayed on, they said devils sometimes try to get to
kids because they are innocent and can see them.
I would try to do super nutrition, maybe chemical sensitivities, church, and whatever you can.
I hope to encourage you in raising your daughter. As parents & caregivers we all try to do our best raising a child who may or may not have a mental Dx. It is challenging to say the least. When my daughter was very young it was apparent that she had a sub normal IQ. I sought early child intervention. Fast forwarding many years she is now over 41yrs old, has learned something called DBT skills from a treatment center & she has a job, boyfriend, church & other activities. She has her difficult times however the 1 thing she tells me is to always back her & be there for her. As parents & caregivers we do the best we can for our kids. True, there is a stigma attached to mental Dx’s & in this day & age I believe we should strive to fight against such things. Our kids need us. My son did things in his infancy that now cause me to wonder however many yrs later he told me…“Mom…you loved me unconditionally for these 31yrs of my life. When I marry & have a child I will love that child with the same unconditional love you showed me all my life”. My son…the gentle reminder of howtrulyimportanteverysecondoflifetruly is…
Welcome to the forum. Each experience is unique and your sharing brings insights that we might had not have before; I can see that your son has seen first hand your unconditional care for him and he wants to pass it on to his own child; that’s the best compliment any mother can have from and adult child. Love is tried in good times but especially in bad times. Life reminds us often of what matters most. Me, I have many more lessons to learn.
Life is a test, only a test!
I doubt if anyone on this board is qualified to help with a 5 year old. There is a child psychiatrist specialty, so I would try to find one in your area.
My daughter had night terrors, she was shy and quite intelligent. She never told me of her voices or what she saw. She still doesn’t. I wish I could have been more aware.
This could be nothing, but I would suggest taking her to a Dr. who does deal with children and MI, just to be able to help her. You ar a great Mom to be aware of what is going on with her.
Keep being her advocate! I hope her pediatrician is helpful. Good luck.
How awful. I go with the, “If they really were going to kill you they would already have done it” line. 5 years old is very young to learn how to detach or even do cognitive dissonance, but if you can get her to accept that she ought to just keep living her best life. Ask her, “If you knew a little kid, littler than you, would you tell him you are going to kill him?” She’ll say no. Ask “Why not?” She’ll say because it’s not nice. Then ask her, “Would you respect someone who threatened a little kid like that?” Hopefully she’ll say no and then you can connect that to not respecting the voices in her head and not paying any attention to them. I agree a visit to professionals would be good. Make sure she wasn’t molested. A lot of molesters tell the child, “I will kill you if you tell,” which could be floating around her subconscious. Good luck. How nice she confides in you!