12yo daughter.... should she go counseling?

Rebecca - posted on 10/22/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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The teacher says that she's been having emotional outbursts when she gets back from breaktimes/lunchtimes and she's been writing in her diary a LOT more lately. I don't read her diary, but she's been spending time writing a lot more than usual. She told one of her older friends, who's 11th grade, saying that she has "fake friends" at school and that kids are mean to her. I found out because the older girl told me that she's been depressed abd that she wants to help my daughter, but my daughter isn't willing to tell much yet. The teacher already has a form paper from the school counselor and that they should meet every week. She's a 7th grader btw but she says no kids HER age ever wanna talk to her. All she has is older friends but she thinks that it's "bad to not fit in". Back in the 6th grade, the counselor said that someone she was texting is in high school and that the high school girl contacted the counselor at HER school that my daughter has issues, then the counselor at the high school e-mailed the counselor at my daughter's school about self-harm??? My daughter is a fun child, no rude talk backs. She's very good with younger kids and is always there for her younger relatives. I'm worried about her ..... yes I knew about the whole texting thing because I monitor her. If she posts anything inappropriate, I'm taking her iPod away for a while and we're gonna sort it out and have discussions about inappropriate behavior online. She's never posted anything inappropriate before, and she only talks to people she knows. She doesn't keep secrets online from me. She calls me everyday when she gets back from school, and I'm still at work. So should she be at counseling because of her upset behavior???

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Rebecca - posted on 10/26/2014

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My daughter wakes up in the morning with a warm smile and a "Good morning, mommy!". She eats, she sleeps. and she does ANYTHING I say. She says I'm too tired to do any chores, so she does them for me. She cleans the dishes, sweeps the floor, takes out trash, goes for runs w/ me, etc. I tell her she doesn't need to do all that, but she doesn't mind. Her emotional breakdowns are what is worrying me the most ..... she tells me that it is nothing to be concerned about. Yeah, I signed school counseling forms and she's seeing the counselor.

Jodi - posted on 10/23/2014

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If there are ever questions of self-harm or depression, she should see a counsellor. If she is having emotional outbursts, let her see the counsellor. It certainly cant hurt. But not letting her could result in tragedy.

Diane - posted on 10/22/2014

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it for sure wouldnt hurt for her to have someone to talk too outside of the issue. my youngest was seeing some one for 2 years and it helped alot

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