While some children may find positive ways of coping with such pain, others seek negative coping methods including self-harm or drug use.
Somehow, we raised a daughter that is not and it breaks my heart.I know what you are thinking: cutting hurts, right?Not for the cutter; for them, it actually releases pain. Give her a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all her tasks. And I want to be the one to set anyone straight who messes with my kids. And despite all the infant-stage sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, tween eye rolling, and the teen decisions that break our hearts slap in two … Let her learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life her heart truly desires (1 Samuel ). May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her and rescue her (2 Samuel -18). Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You (2 Chronicles ). May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her (Proverbs ). Let her walk in the security of Your assigned worth to her.