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Inclination towards Gods

Megha
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Jun 30, 2015

My son is inclined towards the spiritual side & is very fond of statues of Gods & has great interest in topics of Mahabharat/ Ramayana. Even if he is playing he will play role playing games of he himself enacting as Rama/ Krishna/ Hanuman & killing Ravana or the bad person....   I don't know how to deal with it? Whether in a way it will affect his mental growth? Or such persistent inclination may affect him in the long run.   Please advise.

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Megha

| Jul 24, 2015

Thanks Anurima. This was indeed a very positive insight shared by you. I am feeling a bit relieved now.

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Anurima

| Jul 02, 2015

Dear Megha, I am guessing that this is just a phase and it may pass soon. Boys often like to pretend to be superheroes and destroying the bad. Your little boy is not different than other boys who want to be Spiderman, Superman, Ironman or Batman.. The list can go on, I have one at home who is a different hero everyday and fights with the evil. Roll play is very important and does help in building self confidence in children. I think you are lucky that your son takes interest in Indian mythology. This way he will know a lot about the Mahabharata & Ramayana :)

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Megha

| Jun 30, 2015

Thanks Shikha & Rachna for your valuable comments. Really appreciate

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Rachna

| Jun 30, 2015

Megha, I agree with Shikha Batra. maybe it is the effect of chotta bheem, kisna, hanuman etc on him. Monitor the content he is exposed to and reduce it. Expose him to a variety of things, stories, books (books on space, sea life, animal world etc) to widen his horizon. Also, children sometime develop fascination for things but it is also seen that they gradually outgrow the same.

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Shikha Batra

| Jun 30, 2015

Hi Megha! I would have been little concerned had he been playing the role of Ravana or other characters potrayed as bad. May be he is watching serials regularly based on mythology. U could keep a watch on this and not let him overdo it. As long as it is is not affecting his day to day life, I don't see any cause of concern. You could try and make him explore other options on television such as Animal planet, discovery, Nat Geo wild, ZQ etc.

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