My 12 year old stays in her room

Stephanie - posted on 12/20/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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She stays in there all the time. She says she's alright, should I worry?

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Stephanie - posted on 12/20/2014

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Thank you, she is pretty happy I think. She says she just like to stay in her room. I will start limiting her time there. I will keep my eyes open. Your advice is very helpful!!

Wanda - posted on 12/20/2014

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My daughter started that at the same age. But for her it was the beginning of depression and cutting. Loneliness. She stopped joining family activities, and did not talk about her troubles with the girls at school. I had to limit her time in her room by simply saying that her phone had to stay upstairs. At least I could monitor her. I also got her a therapist who has helped a lot. I think kids at that age want to have independence but at times forget we r here to help them. I think you can limit her time and keep talking to her one on one. If she has a positive attitude I wouldn't worry. But if you notice her lack of energy, and angry or sad feelings, you may want to seek councelling. It's great for parents too, so that you can learn better communication and appropriate actions for her age.

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