Our expert says:
It sounds as though a thorough assessment by a good local child shrink would be wise, and they should be able to advise properly on how she could be encouraged to change, Problems arising after a child has been abused by her mom are complex and need clever intervention --- it sounds as though the people you have consulted before weren't quite up to the task ? When you discuss this frankly with her --- about how you care about her, know that she CAN behave well and be pleasant and liked, and how you worry when you see how unpleasantly she behaves with others and under some circumstances --- what does she say ?
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