Fashiondzine - posted on 02/25/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I don't really know what to do so I wanted to reach out for advice and hope to get some kind of direction.
I am a single mom with a 15 year-old girl who has been cutting for about a year now. When I first found out I was very upset but we sat down together and talked about it and why she felt this way. Things seemed like they were getting better but I seen on her arm that she is still doing it. When I asked her about it she said it was nothing and tried to hide it. I was very surprised because I didn't know she was still doing this. She started seeing a therapist about a month ago. That was her request several months ago and at that time they didn't have any one and put her on a waiting list. That's why she has only been seeing one for about a month. It seems yo be going alright but she told me that she can't talk to her therapist about anything. She feels like she will tell someone else if she thinks official authorities need to know. My daughter said that is why she talks to older guys on line. They can give her advice and not be judgemental like she said girls are. I tried telling her the dangers of talking to guys on line especially older guys and ones she don't know. I also told her that guys who see a 15 year-old girl wanting to talk with them they would think were looking for one thing. She said, "I am not like that and I know what I am doing". She said, "I don't give out my address or anything". I told her that it didn't make any difference. I have randomly checked her cell phone and seen she was still talking to older guys and how they were saying how much they loved each other. I took her phone away and now she has a minute phone with no internet. Can someone please give me advice on what to do? She has also stopped getting up in the morning for school and her grades have dropped from A/B's to D/F's. I told her if she missed another day then she would be pulled out of school and homeschooled which she doesn't want to do but she still continues to not get up in the mornings. Should I pull her out of school and homeschool her or put her in a private school? She apparently isn't taking me serious.