my 8 year old daughter threatened to kill my other 4 kids. please help.

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a single mother of 5 children coming from my third marriage which was very abusive to my self and my second child. She is a little slow in the head causing severe imaturity and she likes to push buttons. she has hurt my kids before, but now she(age 8, almost 9) is threatening her brother and sisters that she will kill the baby(age 2) and the other 3 kids (ages 10,7, and 4) if they dont do what she says instead of going to bed. I don't know what to do. I have seen the movies with children like her, who end up killing someone. I am afraid for my children. I dont have a lot of money so its hard to get her to a psycoligist. she used to see one but it never helped her behavior, she is just getting worse. Please...can someone help me. I fear my other children are in danger.

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Clara June - posted on 06/18/2013

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My name is Clara and I would like to answer Andreas questions! My daughter Kylee is almost 8 years old and her lifes been rough! Shes been on medication since she was 2 years old! Shes currently as we speak admitted in Childrens Cincinnati Psych Ward or threatening to catch all of us sleeping and cut her brothers head off! She has stabbed him before and almost cut his thumb off his hand! She has tried to push him off a 2 story balcony! Shes blacked both his eyes and busted his mouth by hitting him in the face with her booster seat! Shes stabbed 3 other kids on the school bus! She choked a little boy purple and blue and was kicked out of school! She takes 7 meds a day and is now on another med while the hospital run tests! She has horrible mood swings and the slightest little thing can make her irate! I was told to admit her to keep my son safe because he takes medication for sleeping disorders so hed be defenseless against her in the middle of the night! Im at a loss on what to doz

Dolora - posted on 04/04/2013

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My 5 yr was at school yesterday and told two friends and the teacher over heard her tell the 2 friends that she was going to kill her 2yr baby sister and her grandma. I am at a loss because this child is my sweetest and never gets into any trouble. I am a single mom of 6 we recently left my abusive husband after a 17 yr marriage. I do not have a clue what to do i have friends telling me that i need to put her in a group home to keep her away from my other kids but she is ychild also i can not just throw her away like that. i am not sure what to do

Krista - posted on 03/13/2012

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Andrea asked some of the same questions I was thinking. I was also curious if she is on any meds? Could this be a side effect? I see you said she has hurt the others before, by doing what? Because obviously siblings do fight and get hurt - sibling rivalry. However, if you think it is a direct danger I would suggest that you see if your local city/county has a public mental health department. Being a single mother of 5, you would probably qualify for her to see someone. They also may have other programs (or know of some) that could help your family out. I hope that helps. Good Luck!

Krista

Andrea - posted on 03/12/2012

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Question - has she ever done anything but threaten or has she really attempted and if so what has she done....if you dont mind me asking. Both my boys are ADHD and have said Im gonna kill my self or one of the two says he is gonna kill the other. Does she respond to anything? At one point I did take my boys to therapy....but only 3 visits due to my husbands work that would pay for 3 visits......Its tough to deal with.....this is your child and you wonder why is she acting this way. Is she on any kind of medication? Have you ever considered taking her to talk to an officer? I did that to my sononce...it did scare him...Im not saying its a permant fix but it may help...do you have anyone else to turn to? Im not sure if I was helpful......take care of yourself and the other kids....but I hope you figure out a solution.....Andrea

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