@Kmum8 I can hear the grief in your words when you talk about how you never expected this to be your relationship with your daughter when she was younger.
It sounds like you're doing whatever you can to hold onto the connection you have by continuing to show her unconditional love and support.
It must take a lot to persevere when things are so difficult and I really feel for you.
Sounds like your daughter isn't open to professional support right now, but do you have anyone you can turn to for support (whether professional or family, friends, etc)?
We're so glad you're reaching out here and connecting with other parents who've been through similar situations.
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Hi @lighthouse369, That sounds very familiar, unfortunately! My son also expresses anger when setting boundaries (I have the same issue with screen time). I give him 10 minute warning (which I do in a very "friendly" voice) but when it comes to handing over the device he says "just wait a minute" and if I try and reach for it he can get physical. I haven't figured out a good way around the problem with boundaries. My son has ODD so it pretty much happens every time I ask him to do something. Looking forward to receiving that magic wand that you are supposed to get when you become a parent. It must be stuck in the mail! Best of luck!
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