Sorry to burn up OT with my posts recently... But DD and I had a talk last night that got me thinking..
My DD and I were looking through pictures of our trip to see the ILS last night, and one came up of my 13 y.o. niece with trichotillomania. My DD piped up and said, "You know she's a model, right"
I said, "Oh, who told you that"
DD said that another female cousin (who is 8) was hanging around with them asked very innocently why niece did not have any eye brows.
My neice went on to tell the younger girls (my DD and the other cousin) that she was a fashion model and the best models dont have eyebrows. She then told them about the modeling industry, and about her modeling life...
Except, my neice does not model. And there were other lies she told over the week. Her mom or grandmom would often call her out on her lies and say stop lying... Her mom turned to me once and said, "Ugh... she lies all the time..."
Im really starting to worry about my neice. My husband is Bipolar and his sister (neice's mom) has severe anxiety attacks... I'm wondering if this is the start to more severe mental health issues like her mom and uncle have.
SIL takes 2 Klonopin a day for anxiety & recently gained 100 lbs, and then lost about 50 lbs. All that weight gain and loss in less than 2 years.
My SIL also has 2 boys. One is 10. He cried hysterically on Christmas day because he did not like his gifts. SIL's other child, who is 7, poops in his pants to get out of school. He even walked out of school once and just started walking down the street.
What is going on... it seems like there are deep problems... should i be concerned about the impact on my own kids...