Julie - posted on 11/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Our defiant 13 year old teen is either lying or is not remembering things because she is depressed. In the occasional moments when we connect (telling me "she would like to talk with a therapist"). A few days later she looks my husband in the eye and says "I never said that, when did I say that?"
Another example of the "gaslight" situation is; she has at least 7 pairs of jeans missing, Is she throwing them in the trash are giving them away? She complained to me the other day she had to wear her jeans 3 days in a row because there were no clean ones? Less than a week prior I had put 10-12 pair in her drawer?? Our daughter is a straight A student and her best friend recently dropped her for the "popular" girl.