Rough week

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by JJJ, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Kanga has had a horrible week.

    Monday- she stole $20 from a classmates purse (not caught)

    Tuesday - refused to complete her homework despite being told that she would be required to sit out a game this weekend if it wasn't done

    Wednesday - apparently she bragged about having $20 and one of the other girls put 2 and 2 together and confronted Kanga and she confessed, apologized and returned the money

    Thursday - her teacher finds out about the stealing, Kanga claims that I already know and that we talk it through, confesses to lying when the teacher says good, then when I call her., mom will already know; gets detention for stealing & lying; complete brat, mouthy refuse to comply, etc.

    When calm, claims to be having "bad memories" (flashbacks) to abuse she suffered in the last foster home -- expected as she has been having flashbacks for over a year now and the therapist is a specialist in PTSD and is working through them with her, but these events she 'remembered' this week are basically the worst of the things that happened to her.

    husband is taking the younger 3 away for the weekend as she tends to process through this stuff better if I can spend a few days just focused on her (although she is still grounded for the stealing. lying, Fs on homework).

    Hopefully she can use this weekend to share and process through stuff versus just sassing me for 3 days.

    Wish me luck!
     
  2. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Sending bucketloads of good karma your way!
    I so hope she is able to process some of this stuff with you this weekend.
    I can't imagine how hard this must be for her.

    Good Luck :flower:
     
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry kanga is having troubles/flashbacks.

    I think it is a good thing to enforce the consequences AND to give her some help processing the bad stuff.

    Hugs to you all!

    Susie
     
  4. onmyknees

    onmyknees New Member

    (((HUGS))) Sorry you are going through this. It's so difficult when crud like this happens! After reading your sig and all you're dealing with...well I can't imagine. Keep your head up and try to take care of yourself. This too shall pass....

     
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    {{{JJJ}}} I'm so sorry. Hopefully she will bounce back quickly.
     
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Aaarrrrgggh!
    So sorry.
     
  7. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    ((((JJJ, Kanga))))


    I have to point this out because it made me chuckle. Perhaps it would make you chuckle too, JJJ. And you just might could use a good chuckle:

    Get it? Bounce? Kanga?
     
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