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Old 06-12-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Just wondering if you are facing many challenges......
I am so drained from the issues of her being harrassed in school, the name calling, the nastiness of other teenage girls! She is a sweet and caring kid and she is being put thru the ringer Not to mention that she is severely depressed due to the relationship issue with her bio-dad and we've been dealing with suicidal thoughts, many emotional issues, etc. We're seeking out a psychiatrist to start talking anti-depressants - I've been fighting it for a year, but she now says she is thinking about suicide every day So her psychologist is really wanting us to seek out at least something mild to try. She's only 13 now, I'm wondering if I'll survive the teen years? or if she will? We are both so worn out from it all........
Man I hope the boys are easier than this!

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im not a mom to ateenager, but i was just like your daughter. im living proof you two will get through this. esepcially since its so evident her mother loves her dearly (hugs) hang in there and continue to show her you care.
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im not a mom to ateenager, but i was just like your daughter. im living proof you two will get through this. esepcially since its so evident her mother loves her dearly (hugs) hang in there and continue to show her you care.
Yeah what she said!!! Im living proof that there are survivors!! Anti depressants can really help!!

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I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is being teased. My daughters are 12 & 10 and both have been teased for different reasons( 12yo for wearing glasses, 10yo for not speaking spanish since she is Puerto Rican). This may not be an option for your dd but i told mine to stand up for themselfs and let these girls have a piece of there mind. They gave what they got and the teasing stopped automatically.

It can be especially hard for teenage girls when there's other things involved. I hope everything works out for the better.
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I'm REALLY scared about the anti-depressants! I have been fighting it for about a year, but know that I have to give in to it at this point......its just so hard to watch her in pain. And so hard to give anything to the rest of the family after dealing with huge issues with her. I know I NEED to be back on meds, so trying to wean ds so that I can do that so that I will hopefully be able to manage all this a little better for the whole families sake, as well as my own well being. I just keep telling myself it will get better - and praying that it really does!
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My daughter is 12 and we have been very fortunate that we live in a small town and the kids here are REALLY really nice. She has a great support network and loves school.
I'm sorry your daughter is having a hard time right now. I think you're doing the right thing in making sure she has an outlet, providing therapy for her. Keep on top of it and keep the lines of communication open.
I hope things get better for her.
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I'm REALLY scared about the anti-depressants! I have been fighting it for about a year, but know that I have to give in to it at this point......its just so hard to watch her in pain. And so hard to give anything to the rest of the family after dealing with huge issues with her. I know I NEED to be back on meds, so trying to wean ds so that I can do that so that I will hopefully be able to manage all this a little better for the whole families sake, as well as my own well being. I just keep telling myself it will get better - and praying that it really does!
Some meds are bfing compatible! No need to put it off for weaning if you don't have to.

Middle school was hell for me, if I wasn't teased for one thing it was another. Do what you have to, to help her get through with her sanity intact.
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Hi. I have a teenage boy and girl. My daughter has been through similar things but she is really tough. She just lets it slide right off of her back. My son however is a different story. Is there a chance you can homeschool your daughter? I know it's not an option for alot of people I just thought I would throw it out there. My son went through his grade school years as the object of ridicule to most of his classmates. He used to be a very sweet and innocent boy. Many of my adult family members/friends would comment on his smile. I am using the past tense because he has done a 180% turn personality and self esteem wise. He is mean, conniving, and destructive. I kick myself alot for not pulling him out of that school sooner. It breaks my heart to see what he has become. He is going to be a freshman this year and I am homeschooling him. I am hoping to reverse the effects that school has had on him. He has never had any suicidal thoughts, but his anger towards my other kids concerns me. He is transferring the torment and ridicule he received onto his siblings. I know he will be okay but had I intervened earlier I could have preserved the child that was once loved by everyone.
I pray that you can help your daughter. I know they have some great anti depressants out there. Good luck momma.
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We are going through issues with my niece. It involves all of us right now because her ex-bf that is causing the current issues lives just up the street from us.
Anyway I hope you guys get the help she needs for her. It is rough! Kids can be sooo mean!
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