Erica - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
My daughter is 16 years old and it seems that no matter what I do I can't get through to her. I have had my hands full with her since she was about 4 years old. She has been in and out of counseling since age 4, she refuses to talk to the couselors. She has been diagnosed bipolar, odd and ocd and explosive temper disorder. She has been on several different combinations of meds over the years. She has also been in several facilities for behavior problems and attempting sucide. She steals from anywhere we take her, she has stolen from me, my mom, her dad, her friends, and school. She started a new school this year and I told her it was a chance for her to start over. By the second week of school she had 3 days ISS for stealing from a classmate, she took things from a friend's house and the mother came over and we had a talk about it and made my daughter give the items back, so she lost the few friends she has made. She is wanting to get a part time job but it scares me to death that she will steal from her job and end up getting charges pressed against her. In all the times she has been caught stealing no charges have been filed. Every punishment I have given to her hasn't worked. I could take away everything she has, and have, and it doesn't bother her at all. We are getting ready to go back to the doctor to see if he will change her meds and refer us to a psychiatrist. I am just so frustrated and I am out of ideas of how to get through to her. She asks like she doesn't know the difference between right and wrong and I know she does. I am just at a loss for what to do to help her the best I can. So you have any ideas of what I could try please let me know.