I am a physically disabled mother (confined to a wheelchair due to Spina Bifida) to a 12-year old daughter with ADD and ODD. My husband, her father, is also disabled (blind in one eye and bad balance due to Cerebral Palsy).
Our daughter takes advantage of the fact that we are disabled at every turn. She is defiant and openly disrespectful. Her father and I have a difficult time physically following through on consequences because of our disabilities. Our daughter is in counseling, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.
Add to this the fact that my daughter's self-esteem is very poor. She is overweight, and has been cutting herself. Counseling hasn't seemed to have helped that either.
Any advice you all could give me on what to do or where to turn would be greatly appreciated.
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