Stevie - posted on 10/17/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I'm not exactly a mom, but I recently moved in with my newly divorced boyfriend. He's the father of three and has custody of his son and 11 yr old daughter, Sam. Sam is currently recieving treatment for her mental illness and trauma from sexual abuse. She has a habit of telling the staff at the inpatient facility that all her mom and dad do is fight and yell, (which is no longer the case) and telling them that she hates both parents and wants to live in foster care. However, when she's at home she's laughing and having a great time. Her dad and I have really made an effort to spend quality time with her and her brother and making her home visits very positive! She even told me that she had "the best time ever" with us on her last visit and her mom told us that she had fun when they spent time together as well. It's been hard on her dad to her that his little princess doesn't want to be with him anymore but even more confused that she doesn't want to be with her mother either. This has been very frustrating! Any tips on how we can actually figure out what's going on and get her to reconsider her ideas about foster care?? Thank you!