5 year old daughter hearing voices?

Melissa - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




My 5 year old has recently been telling me that her head "told her to do it" and just yesterday she started cryinf b/c she said her head was laughing at her. Is this normal imagination for a child and has anyone else gone through this. I plan on claaing the pediatrician monday. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Krystal - posted on 01/05/2013




I'm worried about my sweet blonde hair blue eyed son. He's 5 and recently he's told me the voices in his head tell him he should do things. I probed a bit farther and asked what the voices said. And he said it says the f word alot. And then he said sometimes it tells me I should kill. Now this is coming from a boy who won't tell on his brother because he doesn't want him to get in trouble. A boy who shares his last candy with you. A boy who immediatley drops everything to hug you and ask if your ok if you hurt yourself or are sad. A boy who's gentle with dogs and wants to cuddle and read at bedtime. A boy who's heart is as big as his smile. I don't know how to react to this or what to say. I've told him to talk to god when this happens or someone and we can help. I said its normal but you have to be stronger then the bad voice. :( I'm worried though. I've never heard of this before except on crime shows and we all know how they turn out. What should I do?

Cleaver - posted on 01/05/2013




it might be ADHD/ADD this is how we found it in my brother his mind was moving so fast he thought he was hearing voices


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Joy - posted on 06/01/2010




A ghost used to talk to my daughter when she was little. I KNOW it wasnt her making it up because #1 she didnt tell me. She just sat there having conversations with an invisible person and #2 I heard it too. Before putting your small child on anti-psychotics try doing a coffee fumigation the next time you go grocery shipping. Put a charcoal in a bowl with salt in it. Light it. Put about a tbsp of regular coffee on it and then put it in the central air. It will distribute it to all the rooms. It will also neutralize any bad odors in the house! Good Luck.

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Check with the Pediatrician, but it could just be her discovering her "inner monologue" You know, the way we think about things....It's hard to explain, but I hear a voice in my head too, like when I remember a list of things or think about what I want to do in a day. My son discovered his when he was 3 or 4. He said "Mommy, my brain won't shut up." But I was so shocked by the use of the word "shut up" that the fact that he said his brain was talking escaped me for a moment. I said "Jake! We don't use that word. It's very rude." to which he replied "Well it's rude for my brain to keep talking when I want it to be quiet." That's when it hit me. :)

On another instance my Dad asked Jake where he had heard something (I forget what) and Jake replied, "My brain told me," then he whispered, "I think I'm the only one that can hear it."

*Lisa* - posted on 05/29/2010




My 5 year old nephew used to see angels. He has highly functioning Asburgers. But it could just be her imagination. Definitely check with the doc and I agree with the above advice. Good luck! :)

Karen - posted on 05/29/2010




I recently learned an asthma/ sinus medication my son was on had hearing voices as a side effect as well as other diturbing effects. Is your daughter on any meds, if so goggle them and check as some side effects arent well known and our GP and pharmacist werent aware of them!!!!!!!

Sherry - posted on 05/28/2010




Hi Melissa,

first of all I'd have to say to check a few things out....

1st) ask her to tell you exactly what her "head" told her the exact words if she can remember
2) ask her what her "head" sounds like

It could be as simple as an over-active imagination and she's trying to lay blame for her actions on something else or there could be a nurological problem.... OR .... I have another theory but I'm not brave enough to voice it here

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