Website for parent struggling with very difficult 8 yr old
As I so often do, I'm checking in with my friends at GardenWeb seeking advice.
I have a co-worker who needs help. She is married and has two children 8 and 5. Her 8 year old daughter is suffering from a yet to be determined, psychological/behavioral problem. At first the docs said it was "Difficult Child Syndrome," and now they say possibly bi-polar. She has been to a psychiatrist or two and tried different meds. Life has not improved. I guess this has been going on most of her life. Much too often mom comes home to see she has gotten into her makeup and spread it all over the bathroom, she tells her little brother she hates him, she calls the police to report her parents abused her (which they absolutely do not,) etc.
I am a great believer in support groups and they are going to try one this week. With our wonderful internet, she has a choice of many online support groups that she can talk with every day. I am trying to find a good one or two to pass on to her. I am wondering if any of you have found sites that you like.
Thanks so much!