Advanced search

DD refers to her brain as "He" and says "he is telling her lies and rude stuff"

(6 Posts)
MostlyGood Fri 28-Nov-14 14:30:34

My 5yr old DD is healthy, happy, apparently well balanced, with bags of confidence. Any bad behaviour is the standard kind of stuff I am not at all worried about, i.e. not putting her toys away, or not jumping to attention the minute I tell her to do something. I also have a 2yr old DS; She adores her brother and is brilliant with him.
My concern is that she's told me that her Brain is telling her lies and rude stuff. e.g. "He said I am ugly". Having asked her if she thinks she is ugly she said "of course not, that's the rude lies that my Brain is telling me".
She has also blamed her brain for telling her to do things e.g. wetting herself when playing instead of going to the loo.
(As well as her brain being a "He" his name s "Georgie.")
Should I be worried??

NorwaySpruce Fri 28-Nov-14 14:33:55

I really wouldn't be, I think you are just being thrown by the 'brain' thing.

All it means is that your daughter knows that her imaginary friend exists entirely in her head. At least you won't be presented with requests for extra cake at tea time, for the brain..

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 28-Nov-14 15:20:37

I would reply with " your brain is wrong because you are beautiful and mummies are always right about these things" lots of hugs etc.

I wouldn't be concerned at all tbh.

TheBakeryQueen Fri 28-Nov-14 18:56:15

I think she has a good imagination & is creatively finding ways to get herself out of trouble. She sounds clever.

totswilde Sat 29-Nov-14 15:09:34

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

gourd Mon 01-Dec-14 13:16:11

Sounds like it may be an imaginary friend/foe. If it is, she will grow out of it. According to my parents, when aged 3-4 I had "Pig-n-wolf" who was naughty and was more of a foe than a friend, but Pig-n-wolf was gradually mentioned less and less after I started school and had some real friends to play with.. If you are worried, see your GP.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now