| | Re: Surprised, worried...how can this be handled?
That's sad. Unfortunately you seem to already be involved--since she wants to run away (to your house). It's obvious you won't be able to talk to her parents because they will take it out on her. And if you talk to the school counselor, her parents will still come down on her.
Does she have siblings/steps? How are they treated? Is this child exaggerating any? One of my daughters exaggerates. She thinks it constitutes child abuse because I dictate what time she will come home, that I won't pay $50 for a Victoria's Secret bra, or I won't pay for her eyebrows to be waxed. And the sad part is that her little friends buy into this and think I'm a horrible parent. Hope this is not the issue with "Jane". Otherwise this child needs help.