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    should i encourage or discourage my son? he has said on a few different occasions in totally different places that he sees his uncle who passed away a few years ago.he gets scared and runs into another room or plays somewhere else when it happens. i don't know he has always been intuned to people that are alive .....maybe he is not seeking attention

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    I totally believe that kids can see or sense the presence of ppl who have passed. They are so innocent and uncorrupted by others point of view.
    I would say that if you are unsure at this point just reasure him of what his uncle was like when he was alive. Remind him of all the good things so that he will not fear him sorta speak.
    Then you dont need to feel that you are swaying his judgement or being a coach to what he thinks you want him to say.
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    I totally believe that children are more open to psychic phenominon (sp) and spirits than us (adults).

    I too would comfort and remind your son that his uncle was a good person and would never have hurt him before and certainly wouldn't hurt him now.

    I had some experience with my oldest having premonitions ect. when he was really young. He still does on occasion, but rarely now. He used to tell me when he was little that the people were talking in his head and that he couldn't go to sleep. It took us a while to figure out what he was talking about. Only after he told me that he knew something was going to happen, when I questioned him he said the people in his head told him.
    Now he talks about dreams - but white dreams - those are the ones he pays attention to. He's 20 now.

    Again just comfort and support him, let him know that you believe him and that he should trust that its ok.
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    My son used to giggle and point into the air when he was a baby..

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    I too believe that children are more "in tune" with paranormal stuff.I know there is some thought that kids' imaginary friends are spirit friends.

    I would tell your son not to be afraid,that his uncle just wants to come and make sure his little nephew is OK and suggest he is keeping watch.
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    My son is 2 and every since we moved in to our apartment he has been talking about this "baby" shhh mommy babyt is sleeping, no mommy babies blanket. It freaks me out you ask who the baby is and he points right there and nothing is there, or he will be playing in his room and just come jetting out and point down the hall at nothing and say mommy me scared. I often hear things but try to not let it bother me..

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    I believe that children see spirits. When my uncle passed away I would hear my daughter in the other room talking. I would go in her room and ask her who she was talking to and she would say uncle Steve (my uncle, her great uncle). I didn't discourage it.

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    I wouldn't encourage it or discourage it-The key is to make whatever they see, sense, or feel to be "normal". If a child sees a spirit ask them "Oh, did you? What did he want?/ did they say anything? can you tell me what he looked like?" What else should you do..just tell them it's okay, just say hi and go back to sleep (if sleeping) The more parents say "oh your seeing spirits, no one else can do this, you have a gift-it's a ghost. yay keep doing it" well you run into problems, b.c one they may start to feel abnormal-and hide it-or two they may feel rewarded for seeing something and depending how young they are they may start to make it up for the praise. The younger they are the less you should feed them -if you truly want to know if they have the ability-For example, a 4 year old WILL have imaginary friends, will talk and play by themselves...if you approach a child and say "are you talking to a spirit? who is it?" they will more than likely fabricate a story-they are after all young and don't even know what a spirit is..so if they really see someone let them approach you, letthem tell you the details without the parents giving hints to what they want to hear (ex-did he have no hair?" that's feeding a yes or a no- children will guess-they don't know the difference at 2-5. As they get older explain it's no biggy. I wish I had someone to explain to me it was no big deal. The more it feels abnormal it gets scary.

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    usualC. In your case it sounds genuin, b.c he's scared-and that's a normal reaction to an unknown situation. The BEST thing you can do for him is to let him know it's okay to have a hall light on, or night light (as it takes away from the mystery of what's in the room for young clairovoyants) and to just say "Oh good, i'm glad uncles okay, just say hi to him next time and go back to sleep- they just come to say hi" In other words, make it normal, don't say "they wont hurt you" it plants the thought of hurt in the mind anyways, and then thoughts will appear that have more to do with hollywood then anything. and If a child knows you arent shocked, they will be more at ease.
    Also you can teach him to shield himself psychically-which will boost his confidence that he's protected. and let him know about spirit guides- tell him they are our personal gaurds.

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    Isn't by telling them about "sheilding" more a less the same thing?.I don't know how old the kids were talking about here are but if you start talking about sheilding thats going to make them wonder or confuse them as to why I need sheilding if it can't hurt me and all I'm saying is "Oh good,I'm glad uncles ok,just say hi to him".I think unless it gets to be a real problem just the usual motherly instinct as far as reacting to bad dreams and the like is the way to go.

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    Sorry.

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    Yes I do believe that young children see spirits that we can't see. My daughter points and laughs at things in the air, and I know its my mom playing with her...my youngest son has done the same thing when he was younger as well. So no doubt in my mind that youngsters see things that us as adults can't see.

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Countrygal</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes I do believe that young children see spirits that we can't see. My daughter points and laughs at things in the air, and I know its my mom playing with her...my youngest son has done the same thing when he was younger as well. So no doubt in my mind that youngsters see things that us as adults can't see.

    Don't discourage your son...I never discourage(d) my children from it... </div></div>

    When you say "I know it's my mom playing with her" how do you know?.I'm not being sarcastic, I'd just like to know why you believe it's your mom.I believe in a lot of paranormal things but I'm not convinced that a spirit would just be interacting with the living in a casual way like playing with a child.One other thing,you mentioned to not discourage children from this kind of thing but don't you think it's just as important that the child not be encouraged?.Again I'm just asking.

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    the only problem with this whole issue is that you just never know what your child IS seeing.

    I feel because children tend to be more innocent, and vulnerable, they make easy prey for something that is not entirely above board. I know speaking from experience, that it can be very evil and harmful.

    I say this not to scare you, but just be warned.

    I would not personally encourage any such activities if my child started acting or telling me such.
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Use2bYerd</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Countrygal</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes I do believe that young children see spirits that we can't see. My daughter points and laughs at things in the air, and I know its my mom playing with her...my youngest son has done the same thing when he was younger as well. So no doubt in my mind that youngsters see things that us as adults can't see.

    Don't discourage your son...I never discourage(d) my children from it... </div></div>

    When you say "I know it's my mom playing with her" how do you know?.I'm not being sarcastic, I'd just like to know why you believe it's your mom.I believe in a lot of paranormal things but I'm not convinced that a spirit would just be interacting with the living in a casual way like playing with a child.One other thing,you mentioned to not discourage children from this kind of thing but don't you think it's just as important that the child not be encouraged?.Again I'm just asking. </div></div>

    Well when my youngest son would point and laugh he would also say Nana...this happened shortly after my mom passed on...my mom has been deceased now for over 4 years, and even though my daughter has never seen my mom face to face outside of spiritual sightings, she has laughed and pointed, making me believe its either my mother or my grandmother or someone of good spirit, not evilness. My mom would have loved to be a part of my daughters life, like she was apart of my youngest son's life for such a short time (only 3 1/2 months before she passed on), and she would get down on her hands and knees and play with him, making him laugh and giggle...so therefore, I have no doubt in my mind that is who he was seeing, and that is who my daughter sees as well. I would never discourage my children...if I walked into a room and my child was pointing at air and giggling, I certainly wouldn't stop her from it...then again I wouldn't encourage her to baby talk with her Nana either...its up to her whether or not she wants to communicate with her Nana. I communicate all the time with my mom spiritually and through thoughts. I'm a spiritual believer, and therefore, don't see any problems with it...if they want to speak with their Nana when they are older, I certainly wouldn't discourage them from doing so, and at that point in their lives they will understand more about spiritual beliefs.
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    Sheilding isn't Just about negative entities Use2byerd-but about keeping all your good positive energy and emotions to yourself, so that they don't go away. It makes you feel good.
    Yes, It is also used to keep away negative entities from stealing your energy-, no kids don't need to hear that- but a lot of times children feel safer knowing they are in control of their environments and the things they can't see are not. The fact that they could make shields will place them in control and power again-where as the dark scares kids b.c they can't see, and they aren't in control anymore. If a child is already fearful, it won't necessarily go away magically by claiming nothing will hurt them-they need to feel empowered too. -It's a way of saying- even though your noone I still don't feel like having contact with you tonight. -like telling a visiter to go home b.c you're too tired.
    I am a medium, since birth-and have gone through the fearful encounters and I know first hand what it's like and what helpd me feel safe. At a young age you can accept the concept that something is safe-and still want to have a lock on he doors-or in this case a shield up. People are welcome to take or leave my advice as they need to. I just know that psychic children need to know it's normal, and that they have control of who comes in and who doesn't. Depending on how old they are-instructions can vary. It's not a studied phenomenon so it's soley up to the parent and common sense how to react-I just know that night lights are a good thing-anything to create a comfort zone for the child-children only wantto feel safe (hence shield) they don't usually care about the math behind it all-or the logic. children are emotional, they ask questions but mostly they want to feel safe.-That's just my opinion
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    Thank's allot for explaining DreamSpirit and CountryGal.

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    my brother used to laugh when he was alone in his room when he was a baby,up to about 4 years old and he would say "papa", many people heard him say it, it was strange cause he died in 1989 and to my knowledge nobody else has has "visits" from him.

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    I find the idea that children can spirits absolutly amazing. I know if I was in that situation I would try to treat it as normal as possible. One of my old bosses who had a son who could see auras. AT first I didn't understand that people could actually such a thing. Once I read up on it I was amazed, she even brought in pictures that her son drew/coloured when he was younger...It was awesome. Since that day I became very interested in spirits and I do believe that kids can see spirits. I think the only reason why most adults don't see them is becasuse we were discouraged (through society) as children. We would have been labelled "WEIRD".

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    as a good christian i have no belief in the occult.. kids see a lot of things... but none of them are real... ever have an imagine friend??? NOT ME... good god!

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