Helping someone else with lessons

QUESTION: Masters, would you please advise me how best to help my youngest daughter. She has had type one diabetes since age 7 and struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. Apparently type ones are more prone to mental health issues. She has always been a very nervous child and had a very traumatic delivery into this world. I don’t want her to always have to struggle but to be, as far as possible, a “normal” teenager. ~Caroline, Ireland

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ANSWER: As hard as it may be to accept, your daughter chose the lessons she is living. Trauma and discomfort highlight her emotions. You saw this from the way she struggled even through her birth. She is sensitive, but she is also very strong when she wants to be.

It is important not to over-react to her difficulties because she senses the anxiety of those around her and believes she has to add their fears on top of her own. There is no such thing as “normal.” You create your own reality, and if you think something should occur in a certain way, anything but that is considered abnormal.

Everyone is different and approaches life in their unique way. Your daughter sees the fear those around her express, and for that reason she feels she should respond in kind. Encouraging her to find things at which she can excel will alter the “broken” title she has attached to herself.

She will find music to be very soothing. Expressing herself in any of the arts will bring her into the mainstream educational system. Through her natural talent she will gather a group around her who have similar interests. She does not have to be a cheerleader or a sportsperson to succeed in life.

Right now, she is her own worst critic because she tries to compare herself to her classmates. Let her understand that she is special and doesn’t have to follow the boring path that everyone else has chosen.