|Constantin Hansen, Portrait of a Little Girl, 1850|
I brought it to the parents up as it happened and they lay the blame back it me. They say it is manipulative behavior, she does it because she is getting a reaction out of her and tell me to ignore her. I have looked at it from their perspective. I do not feel right letting a child talk about self harm or standing there while she is hitting herself. I don't have a degree but don't people say all behavior is communication? I guess what I want to know if if you have ever handled something similiar and how. Since I have tried my way and there way, and she is still doing it (since before I even started), I think that a different approach is better. What I usually tell her is to stop hurting herself. I tell her that she made a poor choice but she is a good kid and try to talk about how to fix the current situation and or make a better choice next time.
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