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DISCLAIMER: I'm not a mental health professional, or someone with any formal training in the field. The below is my opinion and not a substitute for work with a mental health professional. It may help your daughter to realize her dreams are symbolic --they in no way mean that she's a latent killer. Dreams are rarely literal, but they can have significant ...


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Before jumping the gun on taking her to a therapist, you need to evaluate her emotional ability first. Everyone has bad dreams, especially young children. It's part of growing up. Now, while she's having dreams about killing people she knows, that's not necessarily something you should start paying a counselor to solve. A lot of these issues can be ...


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My best suggestion is that it's time to see a good adolescent counselor. Nightmares are normally more common (or at least, more memorable and reported) than "pleasant" dreams, and vivid dreams often have a recurring theme. But if this were happening to my child, there's nothing on this green earth that would keep me from giving her the opportunity to ...


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The most important thing to do is reassure her that even though this is unpleasant, and it is important it doesn't mean that it is significant (as in something to get worried about). Maybe you could find some books on dreams (vet them beforehand to make sure they will calm her fears, not aggravate them). If she is "traumatized" by the dreams it will ...



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