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post #21 of 22
I agree with most of the posts here. My baby sister is a cutter, she does it to relieve the pain and anxiety she feels inside. The best thing you can do for her is find a good counselor who has had experience with this.

Second, as others have already suggested, get her involved with something physical, so she can experience a good, healthy "pain" that relieves stress. This will also release the same endorphines but in a positive way. Yoga, track and field, sports, anything really physical like this will have her feeling better and using a better stress reliever.

Oh, and something that really helped my sister was wearing a rubber band on her wrist, and every time she felt like cutting, she would snap the rubber band. It hurt, but it didn't harm her in a physical way, and eventually she stopped doing it.

Good luck, I know it isn't easy.
post #22 of 22
i am sure you are a great mom.

teens just are very emotional and touchy.
i have a friend who used to cut, she did it for attention.
so maybe try spending alone time with your daughter, telling her you love her more,and making her feel important!

Good Luck and God Bless
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