I thought I would try this forum to start with. We have an adopted daughter soon to be 14. She has had issues since we have had her and really steered away early on from social service intervention as we have seen the issues this has caused other adopters! Currently she is 1. Self Harming which she tells me is an indication! nothing too terrible and I am afraid something I seem other teens going through. (her school is aware).
Behavioural issues - she can't sit at a table without disgusting table habits, which disrupts practically every family meal. Its as though she doesn't want to be there! and thinks of every excuse not to be. Not coming to the table until were half way through a meal, having a shower just before dinner and sometimes not being able to show eye contact, being rude!!!
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!