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06 Aug 2008

Very unhappy little girl!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Doc,

My girl is 9 years old and in Gr3. She is very outspoken and such a softy but will stand up to her rights if she has to.....Now and then she will tell me about girls in her school that is very nasty to her and then it will quieten down a bit.....She has asked me numerous times to move her to another school....she is VERY moody and cries without any reason.....We are living past each other because we are always fighting because she back chats me on everything I say and do.....we start fighting straight after she comes from school because she does not want to do homework etc etc.....Her grades are slipping and is constantly asking me why did God put her on earth???....she hates her life.....Her life has no purpose......what is happening to my girl???? Is this preasures at school or at home like I said we fight alot over her attitude, she loves her father to bits but unfortionately he works away alot....Please help I really dont know if I should take comments like " my life has no purpose"  seriously and if it is only to get attention...

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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sounds like something unpleasant may be going on at her school. Is it practical to move her to a different school ? Have you discussed the proble with her teachers ? She also sounds as though she might be depressed, and a proper assessment by a child psychologist ( thr school ought to be able to recommend one in your area ) may help clarify this. COmments such as "my life has no purpose, ESPECIALLY when coming from a child, should ALWAYS be taken seriously
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