In this episode: A parent is perplexed that her 4-year-old continually engages her in made up stories where the protagonist is in physical danger, sick, “does a bad thing,” is mean, or had to call the police. While this mom believes her child’s interests are generally innocent, they’ve continued relentlessly for 6 months and she’s becoming exasperated. “Is this normal exploration?” she wonders. “How do we handle it?”
Transcript of “4-Year-Old Seems Fixated on Dark, Scary Scenarios”
Hi, this is Janet Lansbury. Welcome to Unruffled. Today, I have a question in an e-mail. It’s about a little girl who is four years old and according to her mother, she seems fixated on dark or negative stories or ideas. And this parent is getting frustrated and wondering how to handle this situation. Here’s the note I received:
“Hi, Janet. A friend referred me to your book, No Bad Kids and podcast about a year ago. Both have been extremely…
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