I am sure that some of you have come across this problem before, but I am having problems with the negative impact our difficult child is having on our other children. It would not be so bad if they were closer in age and they could defend themselves, but our difficult child is 12 and her siblings are only 3 and 5. She has my 5 year old so depressed that on days our difficult child is home, my 5 year old does not even want to come in the house!!!!! She would rather sit outside on our porch swing all night long, by herself than have to face her sister!!! Not to mention that my 5 year old is now showing symptoms of severe depression if you can believe that!!!! She cries all the time, is never happy and has basically NO appetite and was having problems sleeping. Our difficult child's therapist has suggested that she would support us 100% on getting our 5 year old in to see her as well, but that is kind of a foggy barrier I am not sure I want to cross...if I WERE to put her in counseling, I am not sure it is a good idea for them to see the same therapist....but then again, our difficult child's therapist knows her and has seen her in action, so she understands what our 5 year old is dealing with....not to mention, how on earth could I take her to someone new and try to explain that she needs therapy becuase of the trauma that has been inflicted by her sister?!?!?!?! I address only the 5 year old because our other daughter, our 3 year old does not seem to have any problems dealing with our difficult child's nasty behavior...she just looks at her older sister and tells her "I don't like you, go away..." and then smiles really big at her and walks away...I wish my 5 year old were that unaffected!!!! But that also makes me worry that maybe she is causing emotional pain to the three year old, who is even LESS competent in expressing herself and we may just not know about it, and I worry that it will just explode one day.... That doesn't even begin to address the issues of our younger children in dealing with the adjustment of having another sibling in the house, as our difficult child has only been with us since January. Not only is there another sibling in the house that they have to learn to live with, but it is a sibling that they feel is taking everyone away from them because she requires so much extra attention. If anyone has advice, it would really be appreciated!!! Thanks!