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Help Me....help My Daughter

I am the mother of 4, three daughters and 1 son. My son is the youngest. I have been married for 24 yrs. My 3rd daughter was 6 yrs. old when it began and 11 yrs. old when she told me.  She is now 16 yrs. old and I don't understand her. I have already raised 2 other daughters. I know each child is different. But, this child of mine needs more of me.  I have had her in counseling for 2 1/2 yrs.and then she got a new counselor. She didn't' like the new counselor and I have taken her to 3 others since and can't find one she likes. What do I do? I don't have a clue of what she is going through and she won't talk to anyone. She want's to move out and attend another school. She want's to go where no one knows her. Have a fresh start. I don't want her to leave. I want to help her.
ladreamwlk ladreamwlk 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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I'm scared my daughter is 13 & just told me she was molested at 6 years old by a neighbor my next step is counseling but I'm scared it will make it worse.she has recently said she is depressed and says tonite she feels better she told me.my plan is therapy and but I'm scared

I have 6 children and 4 were molested terribly. For one of my daughters it started at 4 years and she was nearly 12 before I knew. She is now 22. <br />
You have done all you can for your daughter and at 16 she wants to find her own way. She most likely feels she wants another life where she can forget about what she has been through. It is best if you let her do this, love her uncondisionally. As life happens she will need to revisit her pain, its time to let her own it herself. She may not want to share it anymore. You cannot protect her from this it is something she has to go through, all you can do is continue to love her and accept her for who she is and is becoming. She needs you to do that.