My DD8 is usually a very happy, upbeat, bright and loving child. My DH was deployed in July and I thought she was handling the deployment very well. Turns out I was wrong. On Christmas Eve she told me that she is having "bad thoughts" about me. Thoughts like she wishes I would die or that she hates me. Normally we are very close, so I am taking this seriously. She is also very close to her dad and I know she misses him terribly. She is having so many bad thoughts about me that it is totally stressing her out to the point where she pounds her head with her fists and cries and cries. She also said last night that she wishes she would just die so these thoughts would go away. I am looking for some thoughts or guidance on how to help her through this. Has anyone's child been like this before during a deployment? most of the time she is happy-go-lucky and very loving, but when she has a "thought" it is hard for me to break her out of it. I have tried distraction, hugs, talking about Disney, etc., but she is still having these thoughts.