Our expert says:
Its really not practical to be sure whether this child is OK but a bit weird, or seriously unwell, without having her properly and directly assessed by a child psychiatrist / psychologist.
Like Jenna, I am more immediately worried about the sense of parental neglect. It should be made impossible for kids to get onto the rood, and a swimming pool without a child-safe net is a tragedy waiting to happen.
She may nnot routinely at sensibly, but she doesn't sound "retarded".
It would be wise to have her expertly assessed -either to put everyone's mind at rest, that she is normal if inconvenient, and with advice on how to modify her behaviour to get her safer in her choices ; or if there is a problem, to identify it and the best way of dealing with it.
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