These people who respond to you without having the experience of living with a sociopathic daughter for at least 2 years have no rights to advise you on how you should respond. My daughter is 16. She has broken 3 windows out of my current home "on purpose" and yesterday rammed a knife into my wife's front car tire. The car is so new my wife has not yet made her first payment. That is why the car was her target..to hurt her mother more. The last car, which was also bought new, had a crescent moon cigarette lighter burn in the seat after being owned by my wife about 1 week. My daughter is awaiting 3 trials scheduled as 1 event next month for 2 separate assaults and 1 multiple-count violation of probation. You are a Christian. The 2 new commandments, as you know, now have the old 10 commandments included. "Love" covers a multitude of sins. Well, that applies to these daughters as well. No matter what we do...if we love one another in the process...the blood of Jesus cleanses us from every sin and God forgives. If we do not walk in love (like my daughter and yours never do) we can expect the wrath of God abiding on us...which I have experienced myself at diverse times such as certain "short" periods of time as a selfish teenager. The simple truth is God judges pride and arrogance. He does not "diagnose" away it which equates to excusing it. If we do not offer up a reasonable amount of humility toward others (whether we are Christian or not, heavenbound or not, is beside the point).....God rewards the pride and arrogant and hateful with judgement. Somehow our society has it all messed up calling AIDS or some other sickness judgements of God. Peoples illnesses are actually OUR tests to see how will we handle those in need. Likewise, our daughters excessive immeasurable lack of love toward those of us who have tried so hard...and the fact that they CHOSE to live this way in a country where they've never suffered hunger or nakedness unlike certain third world countries whose children have nothing and they have sinned so much less.....God has a judgement for these girls. And whether you want to or not....He's gonna let you see it. These girls will not be allowed by our God to disregard the first commandment with promise with blatent disregard and actually ENJOYING getting attention from their friends for abusing their parents continually. When the day comes that I am speaking of.....and it will surely come.....you will remember I submitted this writing. Also, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will increase your peace then because you will know the HE will not let ANYONE abuse >>YOU<<!