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My 11 yr. Old daughter is cutting. I don't know how to help.
What do I do to help. We have had custody for almost 3 yrs. "Mom" has been gone for 2+, with no contact. My daughter has told me, I'm her mom, but she can't call me mom because it makes her feel like the "bad daughter she always was" or so her mother used to say. She has told me she wants me to adopt her, so there is no question or extra explanation, that she is MY daughter.
I know adopting her will not completely eliminate her cutting, but could it help? I need to do something to help, aside from just "being there for her"