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This is a discussion on self-harming daughter within the Alternative Treatment forums, part of the Treatment category; Thanks Sybil. You're totally on the ball about the support/enabling thing and I do think about it. We have a ...

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Old 11-13-08, 02:43 PM   #11
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Thanks Sybil. You're totally on the ball about the support/enabling thing and I do think about it. We have a pretty open relationship and we touch base about the harming thing in a non-confronting way. She used the red gel pens I supplied last week as an alternative and complained they are too fine and hurt her body! a little irony there for me to smile at. She is also active at the moment with Dance, dance Revolution. All day long she is thumping away on the dance mat. I have told her she doesn't need to hide harming from me but I realise she may want to foster this dark side. Idk, since she moved back home, she seems happier. I am not prepared to slip into a comfort zone and we have a counselling service which comes out to our home and she is involved with a mental health service too. I figure I need to keep some things out on the table as a rule, including her harming so she knows we are all prepared to deal with it. I appreciate your comments and email link. It's good to know other people have an insight to offer me. It really does help me understand my daughter better when I read other peoples experiences and wisdom.
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Old 11-13-08, 04:22 PM   #12
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No any time, I was not sure if you'd really get what I meant its good you do. And I'm glad you are covering all the bases with the counselling service and everything and that's all I meant. I'm also very hands-on I think knowledge goes a long way in understanding it could make all the difference. I just wrote a post in the depression forum about my family, they're the opposite...unless i verify it on paper somehow...god only knows how i'd know...its me trying to get attention cause i was the youngest for a long time...go figure. I'm glad there are parents and families who can handle that their loved ones can be messed up and its not necessarily their fault or about them or some numbering system of siblings science idk...but you get what i mean. In mine it always goes off topic, I do think you'll go a long way by being hands on.
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