Sandra - posted on 01/04/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am so angry and I know I need to be empathetic. Last night, my 14 year old daughter showed my husband where she had cut herself and says she has been cutting since the end of summer. She has a circle of friends that includes a girl who is suicidal and cutting that she had told me she was helping. After research, it turns out having a friend that cuts is the number one risk factor. She says she cuts because she is mad at me--for rules that I have--like no phone after 8pm. I just feel so manipulated! She has a stable family, food in her tummy, a warm place to sleep every night and instead of being grateful, she does this! All because she wants more freedom at 14--what girl doesn't? I have a call into a psychologist so we will start down that road but I am so mad!!