Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I also wonder how the absence of a parent plays into this mix. I've seen more than my fair share of "Johnny no" parents over the years. The parent parrots Johnny no hundreds of times, but you get the sense that the parent never delivers consequences for actions. The child looks to be completely in control, unaccustomed to boundaries and unchecked.
I have seen many kids like this. And then the parents wonder why they can not control them. Could it be because they were never much a parent to begin with? This child will end up spiraling out of control if something is not changed and it is not meds that the kid needs. It is a good home.