My foster daughter is 15, and she goes to some pretty bad extremes when seeking attention. The state is very close to sending her to a residential facility bc of it. The odd part is, she doesnt want to leave our home, in fact, we are getting ready to sign adoption papers next month.
So my main question is, how can I get her to realize that she doesn't NEED to be the center of everyones attention? Some of her methods of trying to get attn were; Cutting, bisexuality, promiscuity, lying, cheating, making up "experiences" she had....there are more as well, but this gives you a good idea. I really am kinda of at my witts ends. When she is confronted about this, she will say that she knows it is bad, and she wants to change.....etccccc....but the next day she is doing the same thing. We have tried positive reinforcement, consequences, punishment...just about everything. I want to be sure I give her the attention she needs, without reinforcing the attention seeking behavior. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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