Emily - posted on 10/01/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay, so my husband and I have had full custody of my stepdaughter for nearly three years and she's a really great kiddo and I love her and love being a mommy. But from the time we first got her she started this thing with puking...normally it's if she doesn't want to eat something but tonight she literally made herself puke 4 times to try and pretend to be sick. I've told her about the bad things that can happen to her (health wise- in terms she unserstood) if she keeps it up, I've punished her, talked to her, etc and nothing. I'm at a total loss because obviously punishment isn't working and I've also tried therapy for her because her biological mother was abusive to her before we got her and we had no idea. She's come very far in dealing with her emotions, but this one is a constant battle. She has a problem with lying as well...and when she sees me get upset about her lies or puking, she shows no remorse at all. She has a rad bit of ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and I'm not sure if this has something to do with that or not. I just need some advice, my husband and I are at our wit's end with her bad behavior. Help me!