Kelly - posted on 02/12/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Help! My 6 year old son was raised without TV and video games until age 4 and now it's very limited. He was a perfect, happy baby since the day he was born. He doesn't have emotional or education needs, per sey, as he's being raised in a happy, healty household with both parents and a 3yr old sister. For the past 3-4 months, when he is upset, he says the following sentences (not all during the same "episode"): I hate myself, I wish I was dead, I want to kill myself, Everybody hates me, I hate you, and this morning, it was I hate this world. I don't even know how to approach this stuff. He's friendly and popular to the point teachers are shocked that older kids walk down the hall and know his name. I know the I hate you is an age thing but I can't find anyone who is experiencing the other sentences. Is this a phase? One person said he needed psych help but I'm not ready to even look down that road. Please tell me this is normal and how I can help him!