My 11 year old daughter has always been somewhat of a handful.(when younger had difficulty sleeping cried a lot several temper tantrums a day). She is now an excellent student/athlete and has many friends. However, she is often furious. She has just this week turned over all the furniture she could in a room threatened to run away from home and school and called me a *****. The furniture turning resulted from her father telling her she had to get up at 5;30 to go to mass with him on ash Wedensday. Her father and I have lived apart since she was 4. She has an older sister and younger brother who have never demonstrated behaviour like her. I don't know if she is just trying to get her way and being manipulative or if she has more serious problems. She is very angry with her Father and his treatment of her. She is also angry at me becasue I can't "fix things with her father". We talk a lot about things and she is very communicative. She often calls herself stupid and says she hates her life She also states she is ugly,dumb and can't do anything right. I reassure her and spend a lot of time with her but she shows no improvement. I have lined up a therapist but my ex is not consenting so it is taking forever. It is important for you to know that my ex has filed for additional visitation with the children. He told them this and they are all very upset as they do not want to see him more. Her behavior has become more frequent since this occured but it has always been a factor.
Your plan to obtain professional assistance is wise. In light of your daughter's symptoms, and the context of conflict in which they are occurring, the involvement of a mental health professional is certainly a good idea.
Perhaps the Court would consider the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to address the issue of visitation and offer guidance in this regard to the Court. Your daughter's extreme reaction indicates serious strains within the family, which need to be sorted out (probably) before any reasoned decision can be reached about the wisdom of altering the custody or visitation status.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.