I know that she is grieving. I guess the past month in school has been absolutely horrible. She is stealing, and lying and being absolutely defiant. I grounded her yesterday from all electronics; computer, phone and tv. Well, this morning, she walked her happy butt out to the bus stop at 7 am instead of 8. I got a phone call from the school stating that I was irresponsible as a parent and that they were notifiying CPS to tell them that my child was put into a dangerous situation. I am livid. I was SLEEPING. I had no idea that she had left the house. When she gets home today, I am making her sit on her bed with NOTHING to do. Any suggestions on how I can nip this behavior? I spend as much time as possible with her. I just am at my wits end.
Maybe even give her a day that is all about her. Make the whole day about only her. Sometimes when you go through something this difficult your attention is forced other places (and it needs to be and should be) but kids don't grasp that but don't know how to ask for the attention they need.
i think that any child or adult that has gone through a traumatic situation should see someone atleast once just to get it out let the pain and sarrow out keeping it all in isnt good. i know youve probably been there for her as much as you can and have talked with her about it all but sometimes its hard to talk to the ones closest to us.
Adults can handle their emotions far better than children can.
Tragedies like this affect so many, and it is more difficult on a child t o cope with such loss (though it is hard on everyone).
I am so sorry for what happened, even though you've heard it many a times. My heart still aches for you all. (Hugs for your family from Virginia).