I am considering taking in my first cousin who lacks the parental support needed from her biological parents for both her and her 16 yr old brother. The parents are less than concerned about either of the childrens' welfare. The children have forever been co parented by myself, my mother(their aunt), and my/their grandparents since birth but lately they have both taking a turn for the worst experiencing depression, anxiety and even more aggressive and irritable behavior do to the lack of their biological parents involvment or support financially or emotionally. So, now that I am actually in the position to take them in I was wondering exactly what can be done to help lessen the impact of disappointment and to prevent her from traveling down a destructive path? (Oh she is an exceptionally smart little girl, who is on the honor roll and on an academic scholarship in a local private school, which she loves.)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Get her professional help rightaway, if she and her brother are able to have a better life with you then take them in and just have patiences.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by gmasboy at 7:03 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:50 PM on Sep. 9, 2009