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anyone else's toddler ever spoken about 'past life' experiences??????

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noonar · 18/09/2007 13:33

now, am not saying (necessarily) that i believe in reincarnation, but i've just had a rather spooky conversation with my 3 yo dd. (just 3)

the gist of it was that she's bored with being 3 and wants to be a teenager again. when i asked her where i was whilst she was busy being a teenager, she said that she had a different mummy then.

the conversation went on, and then she said that she got sick and she died.

as i said earlier, i'm not saying i believe any of this, but it certainly sent a shiver down my spine.

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tarantula · 18/09/2007 13:42

dd does things liek this all the time. the ohter week we had a long conversion abotu when I was her sister a long time ago and how we played together.

While I do believe in reincarnation I think that lots of these kind of conversations with little kids tend to be abotu them trying to make sense of the world and deveolpign an understanding of time etc rather than actually ebing about reincarnation.

Lots of people have also commented to us on dd being an 'old soul' and very 'knowing' while dss was always called a 'young soul'.
It does feel very spooky.

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fryalot · 18/09/2007 13:44

dd2 was telling me only this morning that she was born in a house (she was actually born in a hospital) and the house had a tree in the garden.

When I told her that she was born in 'Ull Royal, she said "not this time, mummy, last time!) Twas very spooky.

She does have a very active imagination though

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noonar · 18/09/2007 13:49

what spooky stories!

what seemed odd to me is that my dd doesnt have much of a concept of number (beyond number 3). yet she talked about being a 'teenager', and spoke of her and her friend being 13 and 14.

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noonar · 18/09/2007 13:53

btw, my mum is convinced i was around during the blitz, due to the way i behaved as a toddler when planes flew over head, and my fear as a young child of buildings catching fire.

so as you can see, i've been brought up with this kind of talk.

not really sure what i believe, though.

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Joash · 18/09/2007 13:53

When DD2 was small she used to talk about when she was a little boy and she got run over by a car on a particular road near where we used to live. She also talked about being a girl, before she was the litle boy and described the church where she got married and the house where she lived with another two families.
We discovered that a little boy was knocked down and killed exactly where she showed us and found the church that she described. She is an adult now and doesn't remember any of it.

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noonar · 18/09/2007 13:55

joash, that sent a shiver down my spine.

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Joash · 18/09/2007 13:56

didn't do much for me at the time

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moljam · 18/09/2007 13:58

my sister at similar age was convinced she had another family and theyd lived in paris and had a mini,she gave scarily good descriptions of places etc!especially for 3 year old!it went on for quite a while.shes now 20 and thinks we make it up when we tell her all the things she once told us in so much detail!

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brimfull · 18/09/2007 13:58

my ds has spoken about being in africa with his other family,and various other things.

I've always thought he's just nuts ,never thought about it as a past exp.

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noonar · 18/09/2007 13:58

did you find it very upsetting? did she talk about it repeatedly?

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Joash · 18/09/2007 14:02

she used to go into great detail. but the worst bit was that she would panic if we tried to cross the road at the place where she says he/she died - that was freaky, especially as we had to cross it daily to get to school. We had to walk about 1/4 a mile further down before she was happy, and even as she grew up, she continued to cross further down the road.
The getting married story was okay as she always seemed very happy when she was talking about that one.

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noonar · 18/09/2007 14:05

omg joash. thats incredible.

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noonar · 18/09/2007 20:13

bumping for evening crowd

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Lucewheel · 18/09/2007 20:17

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noonar · 18/09/2007 20:33

lucewheel, that must have been very unnerving for you!

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themildmanneredjanitor · 18/09/2007 20:35

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Lucewheel · 18/09/2007 20:38

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tissy · 18/09/2007 20:40

dd once told me about the time that she was a little girl and wore long dresses....

she was a little girl at the time, and wore trousers

all the time

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noonar · 18/09/2007 20:42

ok, so what do you all make of these 'stories' that our little darlings are telling us??

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Lucewheel · 18/09/2007 20:45

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bohemianbint · 18/09/2007 20:52

Oooh, great thread! I'm going to ask DS if he remembers anything. As soon as he can talk, that is...

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Dizzymummy · 18/09/2007 20:53

My dd also used to talk about her other mummy but she also had loads of imaginary friends so I wasn't too concerned.

When she started nursery I asked her who was teaching her, she said "miss x, miss y & the gleaming ladies" When I asked her about the gleaming ladies she just said they were shiny & had white hair! (was freaked out by this)

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noonar · 18/09/2007 20:55

hmm. am not totally sceptical. if my dds talked about specific details about past life experiences, at a v young age- like joash's dd, then i'd be almost convinced.

however, my dd didnt give me reason to think that it was much more than her imagination. as i qustioned her more, she just started to talk nonsense! still, it did make me shiver.

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TheBlonde · 18/09/2007 20:59

I saw a TV show investigating kids talking about their past lives, it must have been a year or so ago though

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noonar · 18/09/2007 21:00

i think that most of what my dd said is down to litlle things she's heard. for eg, she talked about dying and a'fever', which got me spooked.

then i remembered the lyrics to a song on a cd she has... what's that song...you know... it goes 'singing cockles and mussels, alive alive-o'? anyway, the girl in the song died ' of a fever' , didnt she? think my dd was weaving those lyrics into her story!

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