Hi, just joined the forum & looks like there's lots of goood advice out there so here goes!
We have an BD aged 9 and around six months ago adopted an AD aged 6. Over the past few weeks I have started to find things so stressful & draining & I'm getting to the stage where I'm finding it difficult to like our AD. She is ok although at times testing when my husband is around but when I am with her on my own she is the demon child. She completely ignores me when I ask her to do anything & gives me this horrible glare & stare as if to say "yeah right if you think I'm going to do what you say then you've got another thing coming!". She bickers constantly with my BD & is alwys trying to get her into trouble. She does not have any diagnosis or underlying medical issues. Maybe this is all normal & just part of the journey but it would be useful to hear of your views. At the moment I'm beginning to dread Christmas & spending any time with her but at the same time don't want to ruin it for anybody else.