my husband and I are with a volunteer fire dept. And my 11 year old daughter walked up to me scared and told me mom I just saw a really bad accident on the freeway with a man and a semi, I just looked at her and told her to stop saying things like that and walked away from her, I just figured she was trying to make things up cause I was going away on a hunting trip and she did not want me to go. So 3 days later we were home having a cookout and we had a call with a man verses a semi it never crossed my mind until a week later when my mother approached me and told me that my daughter saw that and then it happened, she was real scared! It scared me when I realized that she had told me, So now we are both scared of what she may see next.
Is she going to be like this from now on? Will she grow out of it? It is real confusing of what she sees, what do I do? She keeps asking me what if she sees something else? I don't know what to say to her other than just sit and talk about it. She also seen another accident that we had went to of a semi turning over and loosing all of it's load they were carrying, so it seems to me like she is just seeing the big things that happen. I'm scared of what she really sees like if she is seeing graphic things like the semi and the man that was hit, It was a very very graphic accident, She just said she saw the man walk into it but didn't say how much she saw, I hope she is not seeing the whole scene cause for an 11year old that would be just to much for a little girl her age to see, and to take all in, it has been about 4 months since she has seen something I'm just waiting to see if she sees things again. What can I do or is there anything I can do to help her?