07-07-2021 10:33 PM
07-08-2021 12:23 PM - edited 07-08-2021 12:26 PM
Hi @Marshmallow, I'm very sorry to hear that you're having a difficult time with your daughter. It sounds exhausting constantly trying to help and support her, particularly when she's challenging you at every turn. You are not a terrible parent for struggling and feeling overwhelmed by this, I can see that you have a lot of love for your daughter and are simply doing the best that you can under some difficult circumstances. What are you doing to look after yourself at the moment?
I'm also sorry to hear that the psychologist wasn't able to provide much advice. It's really disappointing after you spent so much money on an assessment not to find any closure or practical guidance. How are you feeling about their recommendation for your daughter to try some counselling sessions?
Sending all of my best to you during this difficult time. You are not alone
07-08-2021 10:11 PM - edited 07-08-2021 10:17 PM
07-09-2021 04:20 PM
Thanks for getting back to us, I'm really glad to hear that you have some activities you enjoy to take time out for yourself.
It would be very confusing to know what to do next given the outcome of the assessment, but I want to assure you that seeing a psychologist is incredibly normal and people see them for a variety of reasons. I hope you don't feel like you don't deserve the support, because truly everyone does
I also understand you are feeling really at a loss and wondering what you will do if the things you try do not seem to work, are there other options you are thinking about for support at the moment?
04-06-2022 06:24 PM
04-06-2022 06:26 PM
04-07-2022 10:15 PM
Hi @OutOfOptions thank you for sharing with us! It sounds like there is a lot going on right now, so I just wanted to remind you that you're not alone and we are all here for you.
I'm sorry to hear that you are having to walk on eggshells around your daughter, I can only imagine how awful that must be not only for yourself but your family too. You mentioned that when it comes time to do chores or homework, that she will get in trouble on purpose and cry herself to sleep. I was just wondering if you have had a chance to talk to her about this and asked her why she might feel this way?
You also mentioned that you had planned on taking her to see a counsellor but it makes you nervous as you feel she might exaggerate. Would you feel comfortable sharing what you meant by this? Has something like this happened before, or why you feel that she might say things like that to a counsellor? I can hear just how much you care and worry about her. If you haven't already, it might also be worth speaking to your local health professional for some additional support and resources to help you get through such a stressful situation.
We are all here for you and hope you will keep us updated.
04-18-2022 08:51 PM
04-18-2022 10:54 PM
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