A dream in which you see a ghost attack a child means you have a fear that is keeping you from growing and moving forward in life. If the child attacked by the ghost is yours, it means your own fears are keeping you from letting the child grow. In other words, you are too protective and won’t let your son or daughter experience any risk.
Here are some more meanings of a dream in which you see a ghost attacking a child.
A problem you thought you had dealt with is still on
If you see a ghost attack a child who is not yours, it means you are being prevented from growing and moving forward towards your goals by a problem you thought you had dealt with. However, this problem is still active and it is keeping you stagnant without your knowledge. It is like the ghost of the problem is still around doing what it was doing right from the start.
If you dream about your own child getting attacked by a ghost, the interpretation is that your son or daughter is being kept from growing mentally and emotionally because of a problem you thought you had solved. While your guard is down, this problem is back and it needs to be dealt with.
A problem you do not understand is keeping you from advancing
If you see a ghost attack a child you do not know in the dream, it means there is an elusive problem that you do not understand. This issue keeps you from growing in a specific area of your life, whether in your relationship, education, business, work, etc. The problem is as hard to understand as a ghost, and it keeps you like a never-growing child in one area of your life.
If the child attacked by the ghost is your son or daughter, it means there is a hard-to-understand issue that is keeping your child from growing. This is not physical growth but emotional and mental growth. You might want to take your time to study this problem and deal with it.
Someone did something to you that still hampers your growth
A dream about a ghost attacking a child you do not know symbolizes your stunted growth in one or more areas of your life due to something someone did to you a long time ago. This is something that you have failed to get over and it keeps you as a never-growing child in your education, relationships, business, or job. It could be something that left you with fear, lack of confidence, etc.
If the child attacked by the ghost is yours, it means something that someone did to you is affecting your parenting in a manner that keeps your child from growing. Once again, this is mental and emotional growth, not physical.
Whether the attack in the dream resulted in injury or death, the same meaning applies.