In post on Reddit a mom who was concerned about her daughter's grades decided to give her tough love. It didn't go well, so she asked Reddit for help. Here's her story.
Preface: if I come off as callous it’s because I’m trying to be succinct
I (46f) have a 16 year old daughter. In July, she was in a car accident. Most of her injuries were mild. She went to the hospital but they let her go home after a few days of observation. But even after we got home, she still complained a lot about pain.
I was concerned and took her to our GP but they couldn’t find anything wrong. I told her it was probably in her head and in response to the traumatic event and that she’d be fine in a few days. She stopped complaining about it after that and everything seemed good.