The kid goes to counseling sometimes to help her understand mental illness in an age appropriate way.
She does arts and crafts and stuff and talks to someone about her worries, etc.. It's a great program. But today I'm wondering how much she needs counseling. Today, she blew up balloons and made worry dolls. She's supposed to tell the worry doll her worries before she goes to sleep. The worry doll will take away her worries. Theoretically.
Apparently her #1 worry at the moment is that we'll throw out her balloons eventually. Really? I don't think the counselor meant to create worries for her. Crazy kid. But at least this means we haven't messed her up too badly.