08-06-2022 09:50 PM
08-07-2022 02:57 PM
Hi @Imaleo18 and welcome to the Parents Forum.
Thank you for posting, and I'm really sorry that you have been dealing with so much stress over the past year!
I can see that the concerns you have for your daughter are very worrying. Have you explored any professional support for her? If she's reluctant to speak to someone, here is a clip that maybe the two of you could watch together to help start a conversation about what getting that type of support would look like.
Regarding the phone use that has been an ongoing issue, you are definitely not alone in that one and many parents have the same struggle, here is an article about helping your teen manage their social media usage, it's not a fix-all but it can be a starting point.
Please try to find some time to take care of yourself so you don't end up feeling completely overwhelmed, as this is a lot to try to navigate.
08-08-2022 01:23 PM - edited 08-08-2022 01:23 PM
I’m sorry to hear that you have been experiencing this, it is completely understandable that you would be feeling drained. But the fact you are reaching out for support really shows how much you care about your daughter.
I wanted to let you know that we have an online coaching service - it's free one-on-one service for parents and might be helpful to get some strategies in place to help you cope with and hopefully improve things for you and your daughter.
Also, we've sent you an email with some additional info, so keep an eye out for that.
It looks like you’re visiting us from a country other than Australia.
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You are welcome to look around the forums, but please don’t make an account or post, as we can’t offer you the help you may need.
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