Brittany - posted on 12/04/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
In the last week or so my son has been saying 'kill' and 'die' frequently. My husband and I never say these words (or atleast not that I ever realized) around him and I don't understand where he is getting this from. It scares me only because I don't want him saying it to someone besides us and them thinking we speak to him that way/he learned it from us, or that he really means he wants to hurt someone. I don't know how to address this with him so that he understands. He has always been high functioning for his age and understands A LOT for his age, but I don't know what spurred this and I don't know how to make him stop. To him it is a game. We immediately try and put a stop to it and say that isn't nice to say or that he would never really want someone to die because they would be gone forever and never come back, but he just ends up saying it again a little while later. I don't want to hear that he has behavior issues, because I know that isn't the issue. He is a good boy in all other respects other than lately saying 'Die!' or he's going to "kill" something. I know he just doesnt completely understand I just dont know how to address this. Please help! No judgement or disrespect please! as I said he is a well mannered and well behaved boy other than this.