Amanda - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a fourteen year old daughter and she has been raised by her father. I have been a drug addict and in and out of prison for the biggest part of her life. I have three months sober and her and I are starting to build a relationship. I love my daughter and I do not want to bring her any harm but tonight I pulled her hair and threw a lighter at her because I lost my temper. I have been under some stress and actually staying sober has been easy for the first time even with the stress but now that I have put my hands on her I feel horrible and feel like I should not be around her alone until I get some counseling. She is only being a teenager meaning she is just testing me with back talk and making it impossible for me to find reasonable solutions but tonight I failed her test and now I don't know what to do. God help me, please!!