Our expert says:
She sounds like a troubling kid, though such difficulties are not uncommon at this age ( the age at which kids start their periods is getting lower. year by year, and so is the age at which they become disturbing to their parents.
Fashions like the awful "Emo" thing ( self-mutilation is NOT an acceptable fashion, and black or Goth outfits are dreary but at least leaves no scars except on one's sense of fashion and good taste ). Its a comforting thing that she asked you about Emo before embarking on it.
I wonder what your psychologist thought the purpose of the visit was. Presumably she did a standard clinical assessment and discovered no signs of serious mental disorder. BUT you weren't asking just about the presence or absence of disease, but whether the child was troubled or troubling, and if so what to do aout it - and I would really expect a good psychologist to have been able to give you sound and detailed advice on how to deal with this phase.
The back-chatting, negatavism, stealing and desire to be challenging used to be typical at around 16, but appears to be starting earlier these days.
Maybe a personal counsellor could help you plan the most helpful ways of handling this disruptive behaviour. Getting too upset about it can encourage it in some ways, so calmness and keeping to the routine and predictable rules and expectations helps
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