So what do you know when you realise things have got pretty serious ...
One of the things that can happen when things become escalated and alarming with a child is that a lot of other people suddenly become involved.
There is a process of hunting for someone who might do something.
This is something you will need to do. You must start talking with others in your local community.
These conversations will open up ideas and possibilities.
However be careful - because one key detail can get overlooked and this is YOUR key role.
When you are caring for a child who doesn't seem to respond as you expected it can be disorientating.
When your child doesn't seem to respond to you and when you know relationship health is in a very poor state you may be tempted to withdraw and feel helpless and hopeless.
However what is most needed is that you do some very careful thinking about your own role and the steps you need to take to move things back in a healthy direction.
Some of this process can be very uncomfortable.
However it is very key.
You will not be able to help your child unless you understand what is happening and what has happened.
So some careful committed work is really needed.
So if your child is struggling:
1. Make sure that you find support that includes you
2. Make sure that you find professionals who are informed and insightful about relationship health
3. Make sure you request an assessment not just about your child but about your relationship health assessment.
4. Make sure you commit to a learning process.
5. Make sure you give your own self care a priority position.
Every step is important
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