we have a ten year old daughter she is extremely bright and most of the time a very well behaved young lady yesterday she tried to run away by actually sneaking out her window after an argument with her father she was gone for more than thirty minutes this has terrified and shaken all of us to the very core we have never had to deal with anything like this we are both very angry but we want to deal with this this right way to prevent pushing her to do something like this again any advice would be helpful thank you
It seems that your child has crossed in to the "tween" years and is testing the adults in the home on many levels. This age range is often quite trying and variable. Your child can be sweet and compliant one minute and then behave perhaps impulsively the next. Sue Scheff is a well known author regarding teen and tween challenges. Here is her website for her blog which may offer you some guidance.
Best of luck!
Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist