April - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My step daughter was diagnosed with a cognitive disorder. I asked for an explanation in detail but all they could tell me was most (95%) of the time her brain and thought process is that of someone who is at least 5-6 years younger than her actual age she is 13. When my step son was diagnosed with FAS and ADHDD i could find information on it. Read about it and go to support groups to understand and know what to do with him. It was a releif when we found out. But with my step daughter there was no releif and no explanation. any ideas anyone? Her outbursts and her violent behavior are driving us nuts. Not to mention the temper tantrums a 5 year old would have!!!