When you live with a child that has Reactive Attachment Disorder, well let us be thorough, most mental health disorders, you learn to deal with manipulation.
“I don’t feel wanted here.” That is what David said today, after he got caught stealing an iPad and a Nintendo DSi from other family members. David isn’t allowed technology because he will threaten people on facebook, as well as hack into family member accounts. Plus he has been known to log into Amazon and iTunes and spend money. “I don’t feel wanted here.” He threw an hour long tantrum because he got caught with the iPad. He had it hidden in his dresser and tried to blame it on his sister. Then he got caught stealing and hacking the DSi. resulting in another half hour long tantrum. When he does this, everyone scatters. Kids hide in their rooms, guests disappear to theirs, mom keeps the guests company, and I am alone to deal with David. I wonder if the other kids ever feel like saying: “I don’t feel