It's my thinking that perhaps the child should determine that. The wolf has shown itself to the child for a reason. (I really don't have enough information to determine whether the child actually had an experience of being visited by his power animal or if the wolf was just a dream symbol, and for the purposes of this post it doesn't really matter....Let us assume the experience is a genuine one for discussion purposes.)
Anyhow, if the power animal frightened the child, perhaps the child wasn't yet ready for the message the wolf had to deliver or the lesson to be learned. We reach our spiritual readiness in our own time and in our own way. As parents we want to protect our children from everything and encourage spiritual development. What if it's years before the child is ready to meet Wolf again? What if it's tomorrow? Only the person the totem has chosen can determine the right time. It's between the person and the power animal. The rest of the us are on the outside.
Any additional thoughts?