March 25, 2013
Forming North San Diego County Group Therapy Group for Difficult Daughters!
There is so much that I want to share with you, but I’ve just been too busy with business and being the father to a Difficult Daughter.
We are informed by our professionals that our Difficult Daughter is in dire need of “Group Therapy”. We are told that Group Therapy with similar Difficult Daughters forces Difficult Daughters to look inside and become accountable to the other members of the group, and thereby learn to take responsibility for their actions, etc. (Forgive me if I am not entirely correct about the function of Group Therapy. But, every professional we have dealt with says that Difficult Daughters need Group Therapy.).
The problem is that there aren’t any existing group therapy programs for these types of girls here in north San Diego County. Because our Difficult Daughter needs Group Therapy and there aren’t any local groups, we are being given advice that the only way she can get sufficient therapy is if she goes to one of the number of Wilderness Programs or a full-time Therapy Boarding School, which are mostly located in Utah. As you can imagine, we would like to avoid sending her away if it’s at all possible.
So, we are going to try to form a group of Difficult Daughters that can become the genesis of an on-going Difficult Daughters Group Therapy program in north San Diego County.
Please forward this link to others that you know who interact with Difficult Daughters, whether they are professionals or relatives, and ask them to send an email to us or post a response on this blog. We don’t care to know the names of interested parents, or, more importantly the name of the any Difficult Daughters. The parents can either post their interest on this blog or they can create some anonymous gmail account to use for this purpose. We will update interested parties about the status of creation of the Group via updates on this blog and emails.
My belief is that an appropriate professional to run the Group will find his or her way to us via the professionals and parents that read this blog. When that happens, the interested parents can interact directly with that professional. Feel free to email suggestions of potential professionals to me.
It is my hope that through this site we can bring together Difficult Daughters who will benefit from Group Therapy and possibly avoid having to be sent away, merely because there isn’t any appropriate Group Therapy available locally.
Some obvious questions that you may have:
1. How many times per week will this Difficult Daughters Group meet with their therapist?
That will be up to the professional that eventually runs the Group.
2. Is this blog for real?
Yes. My wife and I are for real. Our Difficult Daughter sees a well-known Psychologist in Del Mar who specializes in working with young females. I’m sure that she would provide verification as to our legitimacy if you needed it. Just ask us via an email. Our Difficult Daughter has also had sessions with a well-known Psychiatrist, also located in Del Mar. We are choosing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. We don’t need our Difficult Daughter to find out that we’re doing this. Also, we will be sharing the you, on this public blog, the methods we have employed to keep our Difficult Daughter (mostly) out of trouble, despite her best efforts otherwise. We will also be sharing some of the technical secrets that we have discovered which include secretly observing and restricting internet access via computers, mobile phones and other devices. We also have strong opinions about the necessity of appropriate home security that we will be sharing with you. Also, our experience with various medications, schools, food, etc.
3. How old should the referred Difficult Daughters be?
We don’t know the answer to that. Our daughter is between 13 and 16. It seems that 12-17 would be a good range that could participate together. But, maybe the Professional that will ultimately run this group will divide the Difficult Daughters by age into two groups.
I’m fairly confident that we’ll be able to get critical mass of four total Difficult Daughters sometime before the end of March. Hopefully, sessions will start the first week in April, or right after the respective Spring Breaks are over.
Feel free to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.