My dd has a lot of mental health problems that run in her family. She has also has some of her own issues, a slightly traumatic childhood, and she sees a therapist regularly.
Right now she is in the bathroom, with the door locked, crying because she can't have a shake from Jack in the Box. Earlier today she was hiding under a blanket saying that she didn't know what was wrong with her. Earlier this week she was hitting herself in the head whenever we had to tell her "no" to something. She hasn't acted like this in over a year and I don't understand where it is coming from. I have a call in to the therapist, but no word back from her yet.
Am I overreacting? Is this just normal 7 year old attitude? She is my oldest, so I'm sometimes not exactly sure what to expect. And I know I have the potential to overreact thanks to all the mental health problems that run in her genes. Thanks in advance for any help.