I have a 10 year daughter who functions at about the level of a 5 year old. She has brain damage from a birth injury. It is really frustrating sometimes. She also has major language issues. I am such a terrible mom, sometimes I get really mad at her when I explain things over and over and she just does get it. I hate getting mad, and I know it isn't her fault, but I feel like it is a never ending struggle. Why can't we ever have an easy time? Why don't we get to have a normal child? One who will grow up and go to college? Why can't we just communicate easily and send her to regular school and have typical life? I love her so much, but life is so hard, and it will never get better. We did everything right, and we ended up in this crappy position and there are crack head mothers who abuse beat their kids and they get to have normal, healthy children...why??