Tawnya - posted on 05/17/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 13yr old daughter is cutting herself. We first discovered it 7 months ago. She has done it another 3 times since then. One time with a razor blade which went deep and most recently with an pencil sharpener blade. We have her in counseling but she doesn't seem to be opening up or being honest with the counselor. She tries to hide the cutting from the counselor and wont mention it unless its brought up by me. I do frequent body checks to see how she is doing and she was doing great for awhile with no new marks until just recently.
There seems to be an entire group of girls at her very small school that do it. I have checked her cell phone to find remarks about her own bad body image and self hate and even a comment about suicide which she had planned out with one of her friends which was set to be done on her birthday a few months from now. She stated that it was a fleeting thought and her friend decided to jump on the bandwagon and wouldn't let the idea go. My daughter had a traumatic childhood with her father who has serious anger issues. She witnessed her father and his at the time girlfriend restrain and beat up my daughters handicap grandmother. Im just about broken and don't know how many more incidents I can take and am at a loss for what to do to help my child.