02-11-2020 04:58 PM - edited 02-11-2020 05:00 PM
02-11-2020 11:15 PM
It sounds like you and your family are in a very difficult situation at the moment. It is always hard when we see our family put in a dangerous or risky situation, but it can be even worse when they are being affected by another member of our family - particularly when the person acting cruelly is a child.
My strongest recommendation is to get in contact with some health professionals to hep support you and your family manage this situation. The first port of call would be your GP, and they'd be able to pass information along to your sister about different ways to approach this problem. It might also be extremely beneficial to get in contact with a child psychologist, particularly one who specialises in behavior management.
It's also really important that your sister, your mother and yourself all make sure to take care of your own mental health. These situations can feel extremely claustrophobic, so it's best to take moments for yourself to do some selfcare. This could be alone time, going for a walk, or even calling a support service like ParentLine, who would be able to listen sympathise, and give some advice on what to do about the situation.
Let us know how you go
02-11-2020 11:35 PM
02-12-2020 04:33 PM
Hi @Ellewantshelp ,
That sounds like an incredibly frustrating and heartbreaking situation for you to watch unfold, it is very hard when somebody refuses to get help. Sadly it's not uncommon for people to resist getting help.
It looks like you're in the USA, is that correct? Is the child attending school at the moment? Sometimes school counsellors, if they have one, can be a really good way for people to access different support services. Does she also display this kind of behaviour at school? I know it can be more difficult to access support services when you live rurally, but sometimes counsellors and other therapists do visits at schools. Do you think this is something that might be possible for them?
02-16-2020 05:23 AM