Helping Your Troubled Girl With A History Of Self Harming
Unfortunately, many teens self harm. According to Psych Central, 2 to 3 million Americans engage in some type of injuring themselves, and those who do it at one point in their lives may even struggle with it later on. Here are some ways to help your teen daughter who is struggling with a history of self-harm.
Validate Your Child’s Feelings
This is one of the most important things your daughter needs from you when it comes to her history and her feelings. Those who harm themselves are often dealing with serious and difficult feelings, and having a parental figure acknowledge these can help them begin to cope without these actions. Listening to why your child is hurting and understanding what her needs are will go a long way toward helping her.