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Parenting (or child rearing) is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.
Parenting (or child rearing) is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood.
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Questions and Answers

Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

Typically people have rules for a reason; this is not to say the rules are valid, it is to point out that there is a need your mother is trying to fulfill with these rules. Maybe that is just control just so she doesn't lose you, but maybe there are other things she is wanting and another way she... more

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Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

When I hear "a silly thing from school," it tells me that perhaps there is not an understanding of her experience. I am wondering what is behind this thing from school; fear of failure? fear of disappointing you or others? Perhaps if her self-worth heavily rides on her academics, even the little... more

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Neona Russ
Neona Russ
Let me help you find your calm and compassionate place

It sounds like your daughter would benefit from therapy. I would recommend searching for a therapist in your area. There are several ways to get a list of therapists for your daughter. If you have insurance, you can reach out to them for a list of therapists that are in-network or if you are... more

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Sabita Kondle
Sabita Kondle
Gottman Relationship Therapy

I would first empathize with what she is going through and let her know, you are there to support her also let her know how much you love her, then gently find out if she would like to talk to someone professional to release her stress or burdens; then introduce the concept of therapy and how it can... more

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Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

Yes, that sounds like stress and anxiety. She might benefit from seeing a psychiatrist to see if there is any medical treatment that could turn down the volume on her anxiety so that coping will be easier. Or perhaps going the natural route with OTC herbal medicines could benefit her if that option... more

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Garysha  Youngblood
Garysha Youngblood
Background in treatment for individuals with addiction and correctional backgrounds

Dealing with this situation must be hard and taxing for you, acknowledging that is key to assisting with the emotional toll and defining boundaries to protect your peace. Identify what you would like in terms of a relationship with your child. After that, we can work on steps to assist with you... more

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Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

Sounds as though your son is "pissed off" about something.Punishment will most likely result in more of the same, not less of the peeing you would like to stop from happening."Laziness" is more of a social judgement than it is a characteristic of its own merit.Is this your description of your son or... more

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Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

It sounds like this situation is very traumatic for you, and I wish it were not so. When you say verbal abuse, do you mean name-calling, demeaning, shaming, dehumanizing, manipulating, gaslighting, condescending, Etc.?There are two definitions of abuse in the psychotherapeutic world: The legal term... more

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Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

Hi, I work with individuals living with autism and trauma. Autism is highly heritable, so if the child is autistic, there is a significant chance the parent will be as well. Or, the parent could have another form of neurodivergence such as ADHD, OCD, etc. Complex trauma compounds the situation, as... more

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Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide


Perhaps dig deep and figure out what you actually feel, and address that in an effort to address the anger! ♥ Kudos for recognizing the behavior and wanting to address it.

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