08-28-2020 08:29 PM
08-30-2020 02:49 PM - edited 08-30-2020 02:50 PM
It's hard to say without more details. How old is your daughter? And has she always been defiant and angry when she hasn't gotten her way?
08-31-2020 01:08 PM
Hi @DB602 ,
That sounds like such a tough situation for you and your family, especially with the current covid-19 restrictions making it much more difficult to easily visit each other.
I'm just wondering how old your daughter is? You mention that you're worried that she will push and hurt her grandfather, has she ever been physically violent before? How are your parents feeling about all of this?
Family conflict can be really common with teenagers, and it sounds like your daughter has had a lot of change in her life over the last year, you've mentioned that she has talked about feeling unwanted and unloved - do you think she may be lashing out partly because of these feelings?
It sounds like it could be really helpful for everyone to be in the same place and have a discussion about boundaries and behaviour at home - are you in a position to be able to visit your daughter for a weekend at the moment? We also have some great resources on helping teens to deal with famliy conflict, that you can check out here.
I can hear how much you love your daughter, and I imagine that this must have been a really difficult year for you. If you think having a chat to a third party would help, we do offer a free one to one parent support service where you can talk to an experienced child and family professional- you can access that here.
Please keep us posted on how you're going - thinking of you and your family
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