Tracy - posted on 09/06/2012 ( 21 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm quite new at the forums but this is my last resort. Any input would be helpful...thanks. My daughter is 9 yrs old and she is in the 4th grade. Her dad went to prison approximately 8 mths ago. (We divorced when she was 2). Since then, she has become irritable, angry, and she is slacking in her school work. Her school work has always been slacking but more so now than in the past as well as her attitude. I know pointing fingers at her dad will do no good and I refrain from making any comments negatively about him in front of her. I have tried grounding her, but the more I do the less she cares about anything. So I am basically at a stand still. Should I make an appointment for her to see a therapist? She will not vent to me. She just says. "I'm angry!"