Our expert says:
Sounds like an exaggerated for of the normal teenage problems. Post also on the parenting forum, as other parents may have some useful suggestions for you. And how about taking her to see a good local child psychologist for assessment and more specific advice --- or yourself seeing a counsellor to evolve a more effective way of dealing with her ? And find acces to DSTV where on the BBC Prime channel ( I think it's 180 ) there an excellent series on Monday evenings called Teen Angels, which vividly illustrates how fairly simple techniques can bring such situations back under parental control.
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