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Will This Ever Be OK?
I am writing this because I am a Mom who made a very big mistake with her daughter when she was being bullied in elementary school. She is now 21 and is still feeling the affects of our mistake. She is a very unhappy, depressed, and has no self-esteem. This happened from age 6-12. I had no understanding of the long term effect it would have for all of us.
She is seeing a therapist but I am very worried that she will always blame us for not protecting her. I am very concerned that we will never get passed this and I want her to know that we do care and want to help. I have told her we are sorry but her response is she doesn't care what we have to say we didn't protect her and take her out of that school. This has effected our whole family, she has felt like an outcast all of her life, no one knew the hell she was going through just that she was this nasty girl that no one wanted to be around.
I am willing to take any advice you have to help her, she deserves to be happy, confident and feel she is wanted and needed by people that love her. I want her to know and feel this. I will not give up on her no matter what.