I'm SO at the end of my rope and am ready to take my 10 YO DD in for therapy. She is destroying the family with this horrible explosive rage behavior. Holy crap, she is totally mental. I'm pregnant now and am afraid one of these days she will kick me in the stomach and kill the fetus. I wish I were joking.
Anyone have experience with this kind of beastly behavior?? It goes way beyond just being a spoiled brat, and enters the realm of extreme rage and violence, when just about ANYTHING does not go her way.....or even when she just happens to be awake and walking around the house.
Right now she is torturing her little sister. She is also grounded, and I'm taking her out of her favorite activitites. I cannot for the moment let her horrid behavior go unpunished. But I know it takes more than punishment---she needs help. Definitely therapy and probably (gasp) medication. And this from me, when I won't even give the kids so much as a Tylenol, we don't vax, etc. it is scary to think of pouring drugs into a growing brain....but scarier still to live with a little nightmare who damages property and harms people. I mean, it's bad enough that if there were a place I could drop her off for a couple of months, I would probably do it. Let them treat her and send her home repaired. But I know it has to involve everyone. But OMG I am SO SICK of dealing with this disgusting, spoiled, and totally mental behavior. It is part spolied rotten behavior (typical firstborn, and NOT enough limits and boundaries), and partly I think a really messed up brain. Whatever it is, she is UNFIT to live with.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
AND I am super stressed bacause our mental health coverage is CRAP. And psychiatrists around here start at like $300 an hour. Only half is covered by insurance, and sometimes less than half. OMG what will we do?