http://www.conductdisorders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13529 This is the link to my very first post here at CD. Since then we have made no progress. I was only 18 at the time and I can't make my mom do what she does not want to do. I can't help my sister if my mom isn't willing to help too!! I am so frustrated and upset with myself. And although the school isn't making DK miss school any more .. they aren't helping her either. I want to make my sisters life so much better and be able to help her so that when she is older she can lead a normal and good life. On her current path that just is not going to happen. But although I have this passion to help her ... I also think about my own life. I have college now and a fiance. I can't devote the time and effort I need to, to her. It would be possible if she was MY child and I didn't have to fight my mother on everything ... I can't say that my mom is a bad mom. She is just a single mom with three kids who does the best she can. I know she didn't ask for a child like DK ... and I know that she isn't willing to help her either. I am moving out with my fiance in a few weeks, and DK has asked to live with me. I am only 19 years old and although I plan on starting a family of my own soon enough ... I just don't know if I can take on the responsibility. My mom seems to be ok with the idea and has agreed to let her come ... but I am not sure that I can help her the way I know she needs to be helped. Lets just say I am scared, I guess. DK deserves a chance in life .. and I don't think that me or my mom are equipped and willing enough to give it to her. I need some advice ... some direction... something.