My friend is going through a difficult situation. Her 13 year old daughter is violent, unruly and smashes everything she touches out of anger. Recently her two younger children have ended up with broken limbs due to this girl's behaviour. She's taken her to child psychiatrists, just to be told that she's overreacting and that the other children must have accidents and are lying, purely because this girl is so well mannered around other people. I've seen her at her house when she didn't know I was there at first and she was terrifying, she proceeded to smash up her room with a metal pole. When my friend tries to discipline her she gets beaten, literally. She's a danger to the two younger ones which is my friend's problem.
Her husband died when her eldest was 2 so she has no other help and she is just out of her mind with worry every day. Is there anything she can do? She's considering giving her up even though she doesn't want to but she fears she might seriously injure one of the younger two.
People are so quick to blame the parents but I'm not sure this situation is black and white. This girl is definitely doing these things maliciously.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by jessiskinner200 at 8:08 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Wow. Protecting one child from the other, how sad a situation. I would do whatever I could to try and help but her hurting my other children would not in any way be tolerated. Maybe something happened that no one knows about and this child is acting out because of it?
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