Over the last year or so my daughter has become more and more abusive. It started with bad moods that lasted for days which we put down to exam stress. But she's been out of school for a year now and the issue has gotten worse as time goes on. Over the last fortnight we have had threats of violence, excessive bad language, screaming and shouting at both parents and her siblings often reducing her sister to tears. and lately physical violence. When she starts I try to place myself between her and whoever she is attacking. As a result I have recieved several violent kicks aimed at my knees and repeated blows on my arms and shoulders.
We are at our wits end and no matter how we approach the situation she seems hell bent on escalating it till she's screaming and shouting and lashing out at someone. If there is no one near by she will slam doors and slam her furniture into the walls and has on occasion punched / banged the walls and doors with her hands.
I appreciate I could call the police (due to the level of violence) but would prefer to try and help her. We have suggested she needs to speak to someone, or see the doctor about this but she says there is nothing wrong with her, it's everyone else who has a problem.
Any guidance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.