You love your child very much and can’t stand seeing them hurt. You’ve tried to fix the problem. You’ve told your child how much you are there for them, given lots of affection, and asked what you can do. Despite your efforts to give your child a happier outlook on life, there is a hollowness in their voice. They’re a shell of their usual self.
It’s time to look for additional support.
Getting help is not a reflection on your parenting abilities. Your child knows how much you care. They’re just in too much pain to accept your solutions. At this point, an outsider can provide a fresh perspective and new ideas.
But you need someone you can trust.
A person who gets how unique and special your child truly is. Who will respond in a caring, nonjudgmental, and compassionate way. Someone who understands and can completely relate to what they are going through.