my dd is 9, almost 10 years old. This morning she got upset about something and accused me of accusing her of something. She then proceeded to inform me that if this doesn't stop that she will no longer want to live with me. Before leaving for school she then threatened not to come home. The only problem is - and I repeated it over and over to her - is that I have NO IDEA what she's talking about.
Any ideas what to do here? She'll toss out accusations like this occasionally, but they usually have a proper background - like me cutting her off while she's talking. She's not the kind to lose her temper or get all passive-aggressive on me. She'll let me know when something's bothering her, but this is totally new. I don't know how to deal with an unfounded accusation followed with such a draconian threat. She is under a lot of pressure in school and therefore at home this year. I know she's tired and ready for a vacation - I've said this to her directly. Might that be the reason for the short fuse so early in the morning? Oh, and she on a local girl's soccer team to blow off steam as well. I'm at a total loss. This is not my huggy, smiley little girl!