The latest one, though, made me do a double take. What was the topic? "My son sees spirits in his bedroom." Holy crap. Could not resist linking to that one.
Turns out the writer is a young mom trying to figure out how to deal with the fact that her 3-year-old says he sees a person in his bedroom when he's trying to go to sleep (or has been told to go to sleep). He's afraid to be in the room alone. My reaction? First, seeing a person is nothing compared to the floor snakes I told my kids about in an attempt to keep them trapped in their bunks from dusk to dawn (idea stolen from Bill Cosby, of course). Second, the kid's a typical 3-year-old, has an imagination and is starting to use it. Just follow all the usual time-tested tips (e.g., engage in mellowing out exercises right before bedtime, like reading a favorite story, stick to a routine, and stop letting the kid watch "Ghost Whisperer") and don't stress about it.
So what does Circle of Moms provide in the way of advice? Lots of OMG, we used to live in a haunted house, too. Spirits are real, spirits are evil, quick, call an exorcist.