I was just cleaning my daughters room and when I was almost done I saw two boxes that she wrote on and what she wrote just broke my heart. The other one said something quite disturbing to me. She is 7 years old and I am a bit strict with her when it comes to her cleaning her room and being respectful. Lately she has been talking back and giving attitudes and I'll admit that sometimes I just don't know how to deal with it. But, I know for sure that I am not a bad parent and we do a lot of fun things together. I always find time for her everyday despite the fact that I just gave birth to her baby brother late last year. I just don't know what to do. Her father and I aren't together, I'm married to the love of my life, been together 5 years, he helped to raise my daughter. Her father is ill, battling cancer. I'm not sure to what extent he talks to her about his situation and if it has affected her in any way. My husband said that it's normal, kids write these things when they are upset or sad, but I don't know. She never gave me a reason to think that she felt this way. :'(
I'm seriously considering counceling. Please, any real advice is appreciated.
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