Our expert says:
I understand your feelings of despair, but do stop thinking of yourself as "Hopelessly Desperate", as such thoughts tend too easily to become self-fulfilling prophecies !
I am always bopthered when a shrink is asked to assess an obviously troubled kid, and announ ces that there is nothing wrong. What they probably mean is that there is no specific pathology, no disease present. But especially as a psychologist,they are supposed to have the expertise to recognize behaviour problems, and to help both directly through sessions with the child, and indirectly through advising the parents on how to handle the child, to change and improve that behaviour.
Family meetings can be helpful, but not if they confine themselves to making promises that do not need to be kept.
Maybe you should see a psychologist ( a different one, perhaps ) to discuss the problems in detail, but to improve your own morale, and to work out a specific strategy and set of steps you can take within the family to bring her misbehaviour under control
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