A mother writes to inquire of how exactly to assist her 10-year-old child, whom is worrying a whole lot about “bad ideas.”

Often these ideas are bad because they're mean: a grouped family members friend is “fat” or “wrinkly.” Often they are intimate: She imagines a classmate naked. Or violent: She thinks she really wants to kill her mom. They will have a very important factor in keeping: she seems a necessity to confess all of these ideas to her mother, whom wonders what’s going on. It’s a situation we hear plenty: a young child is unexpectedly…