16 days ago
Coping with behaviour challenges
Hi Everyone. I’m looking for others in a similar situation to me. Blended family, adhd & anxiety diagnosis for my daughter aged 10. She says horrible things to me constantly, yells, screams and often lashes out (pushes, slaps me etc) at me if she doesn’t like what I say (as in reprimanding her or saying no to something e.g you’re so mean, why are you so rude to me, stop talking to me, I hate you, I wish you weren’t my mum etc etc) and is even worse to my partner (her step dad). Wondering how others deal with this internally as I feel like I’m being beaten down time & time again when we provide her with such a loving, understanding home. She is well behaved at school and at her dads. I know our home is her safe haven and that’s where she can let it all out but how does that stop you as a parent from soldiering on and not falling into a depressive state? I’m really struggling. She goes to therapy sessions with her psychologist every fortnight and I’ve just started seeing a therapist myself. I praise and reward her when her behaviour is appropriate (in line with guidance from the psychologist). Looking for some words of wisdom to help me through this. Thanks.