I have a nine year old girl. I also have a 4 year old and 1 1/2 year old. I recently had a spine fusion in October 08 and it has hit her hard. She does well in school and has extra curriculars such as basketball and choir. She also does very well in school. She occasionally has meltdowns and says that everyone hates her and she cannot get along with anyone at school and that we as parents dont listen to her. I think the surgery scared her because I was in the hospital for six days and three of them were in the ICU. My mother in law brought her to see me and I wonder if that was too traumatic for her to see me like that and now she has problems. She sometimes says that she hates school and wants to stay home, but does so well there and all of her other activities. I am so confused, this is my oldest daughter. I wonder if this was too traumatic for her and this is why she is acting out at home or if this is typical of a nine year old already going through puberty? Anyone with kids please let me know as this is my first daughter and first time that I have had to deal with this. Please let me know the best way about handling it. Does she need to talk to a professional or is this something that will pass? There is also a strong family history of anxiety and depression and that might have something to do with it. Sorry such a long post... Thanks! T.
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