Our expert says:
I'm hoping the ADHD diagnosis was made, and the treatment is being supervised by, a child psychiatrist, and not a GP. A good child psychiatrist or child psychologist should be able to also intervene with the bad behaviours, and make a plan for you all to work on to improve that aspect of her troubles. This need not involve lengthy therapy, as a good child shrink should be able to outline a treatment program you can then follow youirself, without needing further sessions.
Also, a good child shrink should be able to intervene to motivate strongly with the medical aid to ensure that the diagnosis is recognized and that the necessary medication is covered by the medical aid. SImilarly, the paed should thus motivate for the medication he recommends to be paid for by the medical aid.
Her condition is not caused by any failure on your part, and blaming yourself is undeserved as well as unhelpful.
You may be a single mother, but surely there was a biological father who should be paying maintenance includiing help for the medical expenses - isit your local maintenance court for advice on how to ensure that this happens.
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