Originally Posted by pattycakes
we have a tentative diagnosis of RAD and ADD from the psychiatrist, AND he's going to bat for us with the school district.
More appointments, more counseling for all of us, we'll see what happens.
Sending a lot of positive energy and good will your way... *hugs*
My heart absolutely goes out to you. Please remember that you have a right to not know everything, and a right to make mistakes. Please don't beat yourself up about this issue - your child seems to only enjoy your predicament. And it is really sad since she really doesn't know how else to behave.
Also I find it interesting that she had a psychic bio mom and a psychic step mom in you. Perhaps it is not a mere coincidence?
You cannot let anyone else manipulate you this way. Maybe you could take a break and go away to stay with some of your own family for a couple of weeks or so? Or go to a health care centre/resort to take care of yourself? You can then take care of yourself and come back stronger to take care of other people. Also you staying away for sometime could help her father take care of her for some time?
How did the therapy go? Hope things are getting better for you?
Love and prayers,