My son, who just turned 4 last month, has told me in the past about having a ghost friend. I have asked many questions about his friend but my son never really tells me anything that's consistent so I brush it off.
Yesterday, he was in his bed room watching a movie and I went into his room to check on him and he was leaning over his turtle's tank and the room smelt very strongly of perfume. I asked him what he was doing and he told me that he had poured a bottle of perfume into his turtle's tank. I immediately get furious as he knows full well that the turtle tank is off limits as he has been in trouble for touching the tank before. He started saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" and I asked him why we did that, as he could have killed our turtle, he told me that his ghost friend made him, that he didn't want to and that his ghost friend makes him follow his bad rules. I told him that his ghost friend is not welcome in our house and he needs to go to the other side. My son was upset and said that he would miss his friend and he's a good friend.
I need some advice as I'm not sure how to deal with this and how to help my son part with his "friend". Please feel free to leave a message or email me at susan_adkins [at] hotmail [dot] com. I would appreciate it.