12-11-2020 10:23 PM
12-12-2020 09:59 AM
Hello @Hebe1 , thanks for sharing your story with us. Sorry to hear that you are going through a time time right now with your daughter. It sounds like you have been supporting her throughout and have been helping her get the supports that she is needing. It sounds like things have been really tough for you, so it is great that you have supports available to you. Sorry to hear that you felt unsafe at times and had to lock yourself in the bedroom, have you been feeling unsafe lately? Have you been experiencing anything like this currently with your daughter?
You mentioned wanting to learn some more strategies on how to cope and develop boundaries, which sounds like something that a counsellor or psychologist could support you with. If you are looking for further support, we offer free support from a professional through a collaboration between ReachOut Australia and The Benevolent Society. Through this you can talk to skilled family professionals who will work with you to find effective parenting tools and strategies to suit your child’s particular needs and your unique family situation. I have attached a link here if you are interested and want to learn more. Hope this helps!
12-12-2020 10:53 AM
12-12-2020 03:44 PM
Hello @Hebe1, it is good that you have been receiving some helpful support already. Also good to hear that your daughter has been in a good space lately and that you have been feeling safe. Not seeing your daughter for a bit sounds pretty tough, does she spend the other nights at friends houses? I think it is good that your daughter will be seeing a psychologist soon for some further support. I also hope that you and your daughter find it to be helpful and that the psychologist is able to support your daughter with managing what she is going through. Great to hear that you have found the forums to be helpful so far and that it has provided you with a sense of relief
a week ago
a week ago
Hello @AMC15, welcome to the forums. I am sorry to hear about all of the challenging times that you have been through with your daughter. It sounds like you have been so supportive of your daughter and her needs. It must be so hard for you lately as you mentioned that your daughter has not been speaking to you. You spoke about feeling broken and mentally and physically exhausted. I can't imagine how hard things must be for you. I am wondering if you have anyone that you can talk to about how you have been feeling and what you have been through? Parentline is a free and confidential telephone service that provides counselling and support to parents and carers. You might find calling them up and talking through what you are going through to be helpful.
a week ago