Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: In the mountains by the shores.
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Help! DD is 6 and is obviously having a hard time coping, and so am I!! She is constantly vying for my attention, and the more I try to take time for her, the more she wants, it seems. She is also trying to cope with some issues right now, one of which is sharing me w/ baby brother (7mos) and DH (her stepdad)--she told me yesterday that she wishes it was just her & I like it used to be before dh and ds came along. There are also issues w/ her bio-dad, and i think he tells her things that encourage her behavior. Today she told me of her elaborate fantasy about dh falling in love w/ her step-mom so that her dad and i could get back together (ewww!)...Oh, and she is also asking to nurse again (she weaned at four so she has strong memories of it)...Anyways, I know she's dealing w/ a lot right now, but I just don't know how to help her. She's draining me, and I'm feeling like I'm failing her. Starting to wonder if counselling's not a bad idea for her?? Anyways, any advice would be appreciated...