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By  Kaylana_fml  |  31

I know you aren't looking for advice on FML, but I urge (after emotions have calmed) discussing the anxiety attack with your daughter. Making the bed isn't going to be the cause of anxiety, just the trigger. I'm sure her emotional response was a result of something else that has been bothering her, probably for an extended period of time, that she's been burying. Emotional overreactions to small stimuli are a result of prolonged stress that almost never have anything to do with what triggered it.

I would caution against punishing her for having a bad reaction over what on the surface looks like something dumb and irrational without first exploring if there's a deeper reason behind the emotion.

By  RichardPencil  |  28

Her anxiety attack is a rebellion to an idiotic act of futility.

You make the bed, just to unmake it a few hours later. Is her name Sisyphus? Then why punish her likewise?!?!

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By  RichardPencil  |  28

Her anxiety attack is a rebellion to an idiotic act of futility.

You make the bed, just to unmake it a few hours later. Is her name Sisyphus? Then why punish her likewise?!?!

By  Kaylana_fml  |  31

I know you aren't looking for advice on FML, but I urge (after emotions have calmed) discussing the anxiety attack with your daughter. Making the bed isn't going to be the cause of anxiety, just the trigger. I'm sure her emotional response was a result of something else that has been bothering her, probably for an extended period of time, that she's been burying. Emotional overreactions to small stimuli are a result of prolonged stress that almost never have anything to do with what triggered it.

I would caution against punishing her for having a bad reaction over what on the surface looks like something dumb and irrational without first exploring if there's a deeper reason behind the emotion.

By  Lora Wood  |  10

Open the video in your camera and tell her to do a load of towels!

By  rebelwithmouseyhair  |  16

Making the bed is an entirely futile chore (unless you sleep in the living room). it's true that bed bugs are less likely to move in when your bed is left a mess. And you shut your bedroom door so nobody sees the mess.
Save your energy for getting her to clean up mess in shared living space rather than in her own bedroom.
And help her to learn to keep her anxiety under control because it's true that there's a whole more to worry about in life.
If you can learn a sense of perspective (ie stop hassling her over futile chores), maybe she will be able to do so too and keep a cap on that anxiety