Hi all. I've been reading here for a while and I feel like it's time to share some of my reasons for coming here. My difficult child is my 12-years-old daughter. She's adopted, and was initially diagnosed as special needs in her birth country (a correctable heart issue) but when she came here it turned out that she was misdiagnosed and she's totally healthy. No delays or other issues, normal intelligence. A few months ago she started skipping school and spending time with kids who aren't exactly a positive influence. She started drinking and I'm afraid it's going to get worse and she'll get into drugs. Her attitude also changed for the worse. We tried consequences like taking away her gaming console and phone but it only seems to work for a while and then she's back at it. I would really appreciate any advice you guys can offer.