My dd is such a drama queen. I love her with every ounce of my body. I have fought for her since I found out I was pregnant with her and have always looked out for the best for her. I'm not perfect and I know I have failed in many ways. But at the end of the day, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that I love her.
She told someone that she is going to kill herself. I talked to her about it and she said that she said she felt like she wanted to but that she wasn't going to. There have been no other signs and I don't think for a second that she is suicidal. I know it was only said for attention. She gets LOTS of attention.
I laid into her. I told her that I love her very much and there are many others that do. I told her that her life isn't that bad and that she needs to knock off that kind of talk. She said she isn't going to do anything.
We've gone down the counseling road and the counselors have told us point blank that she isn't suicidal and that she just does this for attention. But we can't say that because that only makes matters worse. We've tried many different counselors. We've tried medication. We've tried ignoring her (which doesn't seem right to me but it was a suggestion). We've tried smothering her with attention. Nothing seems to help.
I don't really know what else to do. Any suggestions?
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:19 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by May-20 at 8:33 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 12:29 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:28 PM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by older at 7:45 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by baconbits at 11:48 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Have you tried BC. She is a teen. You have went to professionals and they told you she is not suicidal.
Time for some tough love.
Answer by louise2 at 8:38 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Longemom at 9:58 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Longemom at 10:19 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Mia944 at 7:51 AM on Nov. 23, 2013