By DrtySnchez - 18/08/2013 09:37 - United States - Statham
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Oh no, not another Paranormal Activity! This will be like, what? 27?
ilovemyarm--I agree w u. some women take calling them a "bitch" really serious and offensive. I mean if u guys are ok with calling a girl a bitch coz she stated her opinion bout paranormal activity...then why dont we mind as well call her a cunt..etc.. some people take names to heart. fml doesnt need to throw them around like it's just a word.
#31 is right guys, though it is just a movie, there are actual hauntings that sometimes go like that, the techinical term(s) for it is a Demonic Haunting (Poltregiest Haunting) i'm a ghost investigator myself, and from the stories i heard, those kinds of hauntings can literally scar you for life
When I was little my dad said I had an imaginary friend that sounded exactly like a friend he had that died. He says some of the things I used to say, or say 'she' said sounded eerily similar to his friend. I can't even remember her now so, provided op survives the next 1 - 2 years, she/he has nothing to worry about, it's usually just a phase.
There's no need to jump the gun. 3-7 is the average age that children have an imaginary friend, and one (possibly innocent) incident isn't reason to have him tested for serious mental illness. Not to mention, schizophrenia is VERY rare in people under the age of 10.
"Also, most kids' imaginary friends don't tell them to kill their parents." Yeah, but nothing in the FML says that the imaginary friend DID tell the son to kill his parent. That was just the OP's assumption. For all we know, he WAS just playing a game with a pillow. That's what I mean though...Parents nowadays are so quick to assume their kid has a serious mental illness/disorder after one or two weird incidences. They shove their kids into therapy, tests or medication because they don't want to deal with their kids acting out. Or they see something on a medical show and convince themselves that their kids have that illness. Take the people in the comment section for example...so many are telling the OP to get their kid tested for schizophrenia, despite the fact that nobody here knows anything about the child (or his medical history) beyond this FML, and that it is HIGHLY unlikely a child of that age would even have schizophrenia. They're just crying "schizophrenia!" because it's a disorder people are familiar with and the behavior KIND OF sounds schizophrenia-ish.
Thank you for being the voice of reason! Judging by the wording of what the kid said, it's more logically sound to believe that the kid was going to hit his parent with the pillow while his parent is sleeping. One suspicious looking incident does not mean that the child has mental issues or that anything at all is wrong with him. Parents who jump to conclusions as soon as a child exhibits the slightest oddity are the reason so many children are over medicated with meds that they don't even need. That and the sensationalist view of psychological problems and learning disabilities that is perpetrated by the media. Do your research, Moms and Dads, before you go and spend a ton of money of medications and therapy for behavior that will pass or can be dealt with in a more natural way.