Step-Daughter is a drug baby, hitting herself, pulling her hair, very slow learner... HELP!
okay I honestly didn't know where to turn and I'm looking for any kind of advice that I can! So a little about the situation first off, My step daughter who I am raising as my own, and who I love as much as I love my own two children, Her mother did meth early in pregnancy, Her "mother" Also is not in the picture.. She kidnapped our daughter from us and we were forced to take legal action, she got every other weekend supervised visitation and she hasn't came to see her daughter in 7 months... Well we've always noticed Emily wasn't as advaced as others honestly, I thought her father working as much as he did and her getting packed around to nana's and aunties was the reason, and when we finally moved in together I started seeing the aggresation, She throws herself around, screams for hours during the night, she hits herself and others when she is angry and she not just pulls her hair but she rips it out and pulls at her ears, She just turned 17 months old and she just started belly laughing!! She only says a few words and honestly i'm trying sooo soo hard to find something that works but nothing has helped!! please if anyone can please offer some advice! I'm to the point I just rock her at night and literally cry with her I feel like I'm no doing the right thing and of course I have a lot of anger towards her mother.. I mean she's so precious how could you do this to her?! My two children who have never been around this are starting to pick up on things that she's doing... someone please help with these meltdowns!! I'm begging you!!