I should point out that my daughter is really a very good kid. This has caused great angst for her. The issue is that even though she has a BF she still texts or contacts other boys, as in 4 or 5 others, not overtly bad stuff but asking if they like her more than friends etc.
I see myself in your daughter. This is a totally normal, human reaction to an absent parent. New people, new places, new experiences. Keep Them Busy!! Use the perfect built in pretext of getting ready for college applications. Millions of people suffer with lack of confidence or psychological illnesses, and of course it is evolutionary and natural that receiving attention and compliments from people of the other sex helps to make one feel better.
Undoubtedly a lot of the confidence and self worth problems would come from her jackass of a father sorry for judging. The more talking the better. Your daughter needs to understand that the issues and lack of commitment and effort on her fathers part has absolutely nothing to do with her, and it most certainly is not her fault.
If he is a decent lad he should help her out! If I can start with yours Inky, I do get the idea of keeping them busy! So thank you! Samdlb thank you for your candid response!
Very disappointing. A certified therapist who deals with divorce and an absent parent could help your daughter see where she is getting her need for outside male validation. I think you are a super mother. So many people go through their entire lives trying to be validated by their peers and strangers. You can really help her find the tools she needs to deal with feelings of self loathing and low self esteem that abandonment issues bring about. Good luck. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Please log in OR register.
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