My son has different challenges, but is just as frustrating...he has extreme anxiety and asks for help, but then when I give him suggestions, he can't hear me. It's like he's deaf. Then he will complain that I don't care. Sigh. We all talk ourselves blue in the face to try to help him.
This blog post is one that I printed out and re-read often.
This is my favorite paragraph from the post:
Donít underestimate the power of just being there for your children. You donít need to know all the answers, but your kids need to know you havenít given up on them. Itís in the safety of knowing your love is unwavering that your children find the courage to try again, fail or succeed, and try some more. Our children are far more than what they can or cannot do, and they each have something to offer. This overall supportive attitude has a far greater impact than the best teaching strategies in the world.
All this to say, you are not alone in your frustrations. Don't give up hope. Don't underestimate the power of just being there for her. Someday she will thank you for it.
Wife, Joyful mom to dd 17, dd 15, ds 13 (Asperger's), dd 8, ds 5, ds ~2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers 3 John 1:2