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Old 05-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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I'm caving and calling her doctor. If nothing else, perhaps the doctor will give us a referral and dd can talk to a psychologist about whatever recent change is bothering her. But nothing we are doing is helping at all; it's just getting worse. Earning rewards, taking things away, monitoring her diet....nothing is helping. She doesn't want to talk to me or dh. She won't even talk to my mom or my sister, and she's very close to both of them.

She's getting more violent with me and she's starting to get violent towards dh. Her behavior the other day made my husband cry. In the almost 7 years we've been married, I've seen him cry one other time (when a close friend died.)

She even threatened to slap her brother across the face the other day >.< I just don't get it. At this point, all of us need help

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Re: Parenting the 5 year old attitude *update in op*

Glad to hear that the dr took you seriously. Hopefully it feels like your headed in the right direction.
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Re: Parenting the 5 year old attitude *update in op*

I'd call them and see whose style and personality you like best. Either one would be fine but you want to see who has a similar parenting style (or in terms of can work with yours) and who can best work with kids.

Could she just be having a tuff time due to the move?
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I would go with marriage/family counselor. They specialize in the dynamics between family members and I think that would be very useful in your situation. HTH.
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I would go with the marriage and family therapist they get way more training in actually counseling than social workers do. Family therapy would be the mot beneficial for your situation as well, which an MFT/MFCC will definitely have training in. I have worked with Licensed Clinical Social Workers who were incredible therapists though so don't completely discount anyone until you've talked to them about their style, training, experience etc
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #18
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I'd call them and see whose style and personality you like best. Either one would be fine but you want to see who has a similar parenting style (or in terms of can work with yours) and who can best work with kids.

Could she just be having a tuff time due to the move?
It's pretty likely that it's from the move, but DH and I don't know how to handle this (and it's getting worse instead of better) so we're hoping a counselor can help us. I went with the family therapist so we'll see how it goes!
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