Keeping It Real: Behavioural Problems
At the end of July the schools broke up for summer and it has for the most part felt like hell on earth. Endless baiting, lying and manipulating from my 14 year old DD, my 12 year old DS vanishing off to his Nana’s to get peace from his big sister, my 3 year old DD mimicking the 14 year old’s behaviour and attitude and the 14 year old finding it all absolutely hysterical. I am at my wit’s end, how do I make her a relatively happy young lady with a teenage attitude but without the constant lies, violence and disgusting language?
When it comes to dealing with an out-of-control teenage girl that has been behaving this very same way for close to 12 years, it tends to cause tension between you; it’s un-avoidable. Over the years, I’ve been punched, kicked, bitten, scratched, thrown down stairs, lied to, stolen from; but I still love her. I’m unfortunately not the only one on the receiving end and despite my best efforts to get her some help/support it continues to this very day.
We have tried literally everything and have been told we’re doing everything we can by those in the “know” (social services, psychologists, family support etc) but we’re no further forward than I was the very first time I visited my GP to ask for help. Do you know how I can help my girl? There must be *something* I haven’t tried yet…anything? I just want her to be happy.