Missing Child Dreams
If you have children and you have a dream about a missing child it can be worrying and even frightening. Parents obviously love their children and don’t want anything bad to happen to them. If you wake up from this dream, you will probably panic and even wake up in a cold sweat. This is completely normal.
The first thing you must know is that the dream isn’t a premonition. The chances of any of your children going missing is slim. The dream just reflects your worries which you are bound to have. Having children is a responsibility and however much you take care of them, the worst can still happen. It is normal for a parent who loves his or her children to have a dream where the children go missing.
This dream is an anxiety dream. Perhaps you are worried about something else and it manifests itself in the guise of losing a child. It could be that you are worried about losing your job (see also losing your job dream meaning) or your husband or wife. In our waking life, we need to be alert and aware of what is going on around us so as not to lose anything precious.
If we have children (see also children dream meaning), it is not surprising if we are anxious about them and this can manifest itself in a dream where they go missing. Parents worry that their children will come to harm and that there is nothing they can do about it. To wake up after having such a dream can make you rush into their rooms to check that they are alright as soon as you wake up. This feeling can last all day particularly if the children are going out without you.
Sometimes, missing child dreams happen when your children have reached teenage years. This signifies that they are growing up and they will eventually lose the innocence they had when they were little children. Perhaps you don’t want them to grow up.
Dreaming of a missing child can be symbolic. It may scare you if you have children, but it can also mean that you are missing something in your waking life. Perhaps you are missing out on love or friendship. Maybe you are losing a connection with your wife. Your husband or wife could be trying to control you. Maybe you are not given the opportunity to express your opinions at work which is making you feel inferior.
Let’s now take a look at a few dream scenarios. If you have a dream where you hide the fact that you lose your child it can mean that you are anxious and confused. You feel unable to ask anyone else for help.
If you have a dream where you lose your daughter, it can mean that you want to connect to your inner child. Perhaps there is a female aspect of your life that you feel you are missing. Maybe you aren’t meeting up with girlfriends anymore for a good old gossip. It could also mean that you feel you are being overlooked for promotion at work because you are a woman.
If you dream that you lose your son it can mean that you feel as if you’re not aggressive enough to deal with whatever comes your way because you are a woman. Even in these days of enlightenment, women are still often not seen as strong as men. To dream about finding a missing boy indicates change.
If you see yourself looking for someone else’s child in a dream, it can mean that you are going to have difficult relationships soon. This could be in either your personal life or in your career.
Different Dream Scenarios of a Missing Child
- You are looking for your own child who has gone missing
- You have found a missing child
- You have seen a child being abducted
- You can’t find your son
- You can’t find your daughter
Positive Dream Scenarios
- You find your missing child
- You reunite a missing child with his or her parents
- Your child wasn’t missing for long
Dreaming of a Missing Child
When we lose something in waking life, we often find it. This can be the same in a dream so if you dream of a missing child, the dream can still end well. If you do find the child in your dream it is positive and you are going to be very lucky. Perhaps you will win the lottery. However, on the negative side, losing a child in a dream can relate to your hidden worries and if you don’t find the child in your dream, you will feel lost. Perhaps you are going through a bad time in your waking life and the dream reflects this.
If you see a missing child poster in your dream or alert the police to a missing child, you will gain the support of people around you. Perhaps you have been feeling low recently. This dream tells you that your friends are going to gather around you and you will feel so much better.
Let’s now take a look at some more missing child dream scenarios as there are so many. If you dream that you wake up to check on your children to see that they are still there, it means that you are thinking about a childhood memory. Perhaps your parents used to come and check on you and you remember how comforting it was.
If you dream that you go and pick up your children from school and they’re not there it indicates a loss. It doesn’t particularly mean that you are going to lose your child, but that you might lose your job, your partner, or maybe you are even going to be robbed.
If your child is lost in a crowd, it suggests that you have had to cope with many problems in your life, but the good news is that you are going to have a brighter future.
To dream of a stranger taking your child can be upsetting, but the dream doesn’t specifically say that this is going to happen. Instead, you need to think of what you want from life. Do you want to be a housewife and just look after your children or do you want a career?
If you dream that a family member takes your child out and then your child goes missing can mean that you are afraid of being separated in your waking life. This could be from your child or your partner or even friends.
To dream that your child has been taken for use in human trafficking is a very disturbing dream. It can be that you just worry that this will happen. If you have teenagers, they may make their own way back from school which can be dangerous. However, they’re not going to want their parents picking them up so you are bound to start worrying. You need to let go at some point even though it is difficult.
Perhaps you will have a dream where your child has gone missing and you have called the police. This can mean that you have hidden desires or that you won’t sit back and let events take their course. You want action to be taken at the slightest hint of trouble.
Perhaps you will dream that you are the missing child. This suggests that you are feeling vulnerable. Maybe you are just lost and panicking that you can’t find your parents. This can mean that you are feeling lost in your present waking life. If you see yourself as being abducted, it can mean that you are feeling that people are trying to erase you out of their minds. This whole dream scenario could simply mean that you are missing your youth and that you are feeling old. You would like to go back in time.
Another reason for dreaming about yourself as the missing child is because you are trying to find your inner child. You are being pressured at work, you have a mountain of bills to pay, you have too many responsibilities. The list of problems is endless when you are older, but you must try and find time for relaxation.
Dreaming of yourself as the missing child can also mean that you have lost yourself. You have tried to fit in with others, like your friends, your co-workers, and your spouse, but where are you? You need to find a way back to being the person you really want to be.
Dreaming About an Abducted Child
Once again, to dream that a child is abducted does not mean that it is going to happen in real life. However, it can still be disturbing particularly if it is your child who is being abducted. If you have this dream you could be very afraid of something or someone. Perhaps you are being threatened. The dream could also indicate that you have lost an opportunity. Maybe somebody wanted you to go into business with him or her and you refused, feeling it to be a risky proposition. However, the business is now doing well and you regret not taking the opportunity to be part of the success.
Dreaming about an abducted child can be a wake-up call. Now is the time to review your life and the choices you have made. You may have this dream if you are anxious in your waking life. You need to move to the next phase of your life. You are stuck in a rut and it is time to change things for the better.
If you lose your child in waking life and then again in a dream, it means that you are afraid of being a parent. Another meaning of losing your own child in a dream is that you have lost a personal item. Maybe you have lost your wedding ring and are panicking about it.
Feelings Associated with a Dream About a Missing Child
Fear, helplessness, confusion, emotional, nervous, thankful, overwhelmed, blessed.