Has your child ever been so afraid of the dentist that he/she concocts an abduction story?
A 12-year old boy in France was so terrified of going to his dental appointment, he fabricated a kidnapping story that had officials on the hunt for one month. The boy provided a detailed description of the alleged assailant and told officers that he managed to escape when the car stopped. After further questioning, the child admitted that he made it up because he was too terrified of the dentist.
I’m not sure how I feel about the charade. Do you think the child should be chastised or get help?