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I don't know why this message has gotten moved to this board....I was looking more for teenagers input on this subject.....I don't have parenting issues, I have more of a "teenage girl" issue....
[QUOTE=MotherOfAPrincess;3930797]I don't know why this message has gotten moved to this board....I was looking more for teenagers input on this subject.....I don't have parenting issues, I have more of a "teenage girl" issue....[/QUOTE]


That is a good start...Us as parents can not determine what kind of thoughts are going through these children, so the best answer comes from someone of the same age bracket.....Cutting yourself is a sign of pain, wanting to release pain, so you can't conquer the world mom, just start slowly on what you can conquer...find out where the pain is coming from.....

The lesbian acts is getting out of hand w/ young teens...good luck on that one...even some of the Disney channels I have seen show that kind of behavior....
[QUOTE=trystme;3978140]I am a high school teacher and I'm sorry but I don't agree that this is just typical teenage stuff. It sounds serious to me. She is going to extremes to try to fit in (or is it stand out in this case?) Did you make her take that stuff off her page? Why does she want people to think that she is so loose with her sexuality? That is one issue I'd try to talk to her about. What pay-off is she getting from it? Is it for attention? If so maybe you could try to re-direct it so that she can get attention from doing positive things rather than negative ones.[/QUOTE]


You say you are a teacher then you would realize the peer pressure extends beyond drugs and smoking as so much is advertised about. Pressure on these kids are a lot harder than many of the adults think. The appearance of what you look like, the crowd you hang in, it goes on and on....It is so out of control that it is hard to be who you really are in school. I have a son that has long hair and is getting so much havoc at school that it is unreal, he loves rock and roll music, he is who he is, but he is slipping into thinking about cutting his hair changing who he is so the kids will like him better instead of looking at him like a outcast....So, maybe that is the issue here she is trying to fit in that she no longer knows who she is.....

Maybe finding out more of who she really is would be the main question and convincing her to not be like others but to be herself might be a start....She doesn't like the peer pressure and what she has become, obviously she is cutting herself and releasing the pain that way, so again find out who is the person deep inside.....





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