My daughter is driving me nuts

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Buggleboggle Tue 17-May-16 09:27:11

I am not coping well with how to deal with my daughter. It's getting far more difficult and stressful. She is 9, a good kid generally, a friendly disposition, not aggressive. BUT, she is so forgetful, dreamy, doesn't pay attention in class is behind in her reading and writing (partly this could be to do with the fact that she is learning and speaks 3 languages), constantly chats and clowns around but doesn't do her homework, or lies about her homework. She never stops talking, I mean constantly talking, every spare breath needs to be filled with something, bouncing around, touching everything in shops, and I am getting to the end of my tether, I am snappy and angry a lot of the time as I don't know how to handle this.

I do have boundaries, I am a single mum who works full time, no help from the father, the school seem to put the "spotlight" on this.

In the last couple of years she has been seriously ill, with a kidney disease, which almost claimed her, I had to deal with all this alone, she got sick again last year, same thing again. I have had also deal with some trauma of my own, such as a partners suicide and a death of a family member to cancer. I am losing my mind, some of what she does, I should be able to shrug off, but i cannot. I end up in a rage.

I honestly feel that I am about to spontaneously combust

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 21-May-16 09:43:17

So sorry that you've not had any replies to this, you've both been through such a lot in her short life.

Being the Mum of an almost 9 yo I'd say much of that behaviour sounds pretty normal. What does concern me is you. You sound very, very low. Have you spoken to your GP? If not, I'd go first thing on Monday.

Have you got anyone who could have her for a couple of hours this weekend to give you a break? Do you think Parentline could help?

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