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15 Jul 2010

To Doc - RE: Post 1013
Sorry Doc

My apologies - he is 4 and a half years old. A bright little boy.
He is a bubbly child and very active but very fearful when he gets up from his sleep and starts seeing things. I am very worried.
Thanks for your advice - much appreciated
Also await any other response from other parents
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sounds a vlnerable age for this sort of thing. I suspect it happens a bit more often in bright kids, who can have a more vivid and complex imagination. He's not seeing things, in the srictest sense. Some of this is pure imagination - feeling sure he monster is in the cupboard, rather than actually seeing it. And some is misinterpretation / illusions - the shadow of the forgotten dressing gown at the foot of the bed is seen as the monster's paw
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