All for the worst, I'm afraid. She's been exited from her special behavioural school. I was called in because she'd showed up 2 hours late (after being gone all night from home) and was acting in such an erratic way that they had to lock down the school. the principal and her social worker were straight out in saying they felt she was affected by ice (meth). they have said she's exited rather than expelled. This means if she attends psychological counselling and gives clean drug tests then she may apply for readmission. the drug test showed she hasn't used ice but had used marijuana (which she admits to). at the moment, she is agreeing to seeing the psychologist which isn't for another two weeks. i was reasonably sure she hadn't been using ice, but the severity of her behaviour made the teachers suspect it. They obviously hadn't seen her in this state which I have before.
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My 15 year old daughter will not do anything I ask. That's the short reason for my question.
she will be 16 in 3 months time. She won't go to school regularly, will not obey curfews, does nothing in the house. She lies over even inconsequential things. She has rages when she cannot get her own way. She shoplifts. She smokes dope and cigarettes.
ive been taking her to doctors, counselling and even alternative therapies for many years.
shes been diagnosed with ODD and dyslexia.
She will not attend any psychologists appointments, counselling or even take help from her excellent specialised school.
I have been slowly reducing any extra that I do for her.
My question is about my legal responsibilities towards her.
I supply housing. She has her own room.
I supply food but it's not what she wants to eat.
I supply clothing but not much lately as she won't wash what she owns and sometimes "alters" clothing by cutting it up and then won't wear it.
I supply medical care. We have private insurance and a regular GP.
She also gets her prepaid phone credit, opal card (which she's lost four times in seven months) and $20 cash each fortnight all without being attached to consequences.
Am I doing enough to cover my legal responsibilities?
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