hi everybody! hope everyone had a good day. this is something i never really talk about yet drives me nuts for years now, difficult child's hoarding. This has gone on since she was 2 years old. it's not just "messy" it's hoarding. When she was younger it used to be o.j. containers, milk containers in her closet. she'd say she was doing a project with-them yet it would never happen. nowadays it can be anything at all, no specifics. tags from clothes she saves. toys, garbage, cups she drinks out of while out and about. her room is a constant disaster. it's actually grose. i go in there often i police her, i make her clean up her toys, etc. yet nothing i do helps. if she has 5 min alone damage will be done. her room looks like a garage sale. closet you can't even get into. i cleaned it out twice already past two mos. spent hours in her room. we've done the whole sit together try to throw garbage out, talk about how letting go is good, reasons for holding onto it, etc. we've organized, gotten bins, etc. put extra toys in garage. nothing works. nothing. ever. last therapist we had was going to try to fit in the time to work on the hoarding as well. yet to be very honest there are just soo many issues, she'd need therapy each day of her life to address each issue she has. it is overwhelming to me and i'm sure to her to say the least. also alot of behavioral issues as well. just went into her room and smelled pee. i go into her top drawer to find soaking wet pee pajamas and underwear from when she wet the bed. taught her since age 2 take them off strip bed, etc. put in garbage bag. nothing works. she just doesnt' listen. where do all these illnesses come from? i just dont' know. i went thru my side with fine tooth comb, even me had work ups done. just curious to find out where oh where did it all come from?