I am a single parent to a 15 years old daughter. She put false allegations that I have been hitting her and is placed with Child protection. Before that she has been pushing/testing the boundaries, talk back, comes home late, etc. After she left and while cleaning up her room (first time to enter the room, I discovered that she formed close relationship with her school counsellor who convinced her that she can have freedom if she leaves home and that my responsible parenting is a control. I discovered too that she has suicidal thoughts and self harming. She has body image issue which I thought is normal for her age. She spends more time now with that school counsellor and has requested that the counsellor becomes her carer but child protection did not approve and approved the place as a respite because of her mental health issues. When I am in contact with her, she keeps on testing the boundaries in a disrespectful way. I am torn between being available for her and get mistreated by her, and between taking my hands out (as advised by friends/family) and let Child protection deal with her as long as she is safe. Any advice or support is appreciated ?
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