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Help with a Child Who is Self-Harming


​​I have a friend who has a granddaughter that is starting to cut herself. She is 13 years old. She also lies and does not respect her parents or grandmother, and the grandmother is trying to get some help. Can you help with this?



Thank you for reaching out to us for support. We want you to know that you and your friend are not alone.

We would encourage your friend to reach out to us so we can provide her with some resources that may possibly help with her situation. We do offer parenting classes, and our parenting website is a great resource for parenting information. The Boys Town website is It offers guidelines and tips on how to help kids like your friend's granddaughter. We have a wide range of resources and services available that can possibly assist your friend, her granddaughter, and the family.

In the meantime, a great Boys Town website for your friend's granddaughter is This is a wonderful resource for kids and even parents.

Please pass on our contact information to your friend so she can give us a call to speak to one of our crisis counselors for further information. Please tell her that our counselors are available 24/7.​