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Me and her father seperated when she was 1 year old, i have been with current partner for the last 10 years, we are very happy, however her real father is not as reliable as we would like him to be, and has a newish partner who gave birth to a son 3 months ago, she also has 2 othe children from a previous relationship. they now live together in a 2 bed flat. The children now have my daughters bedroom. This upset her at first. But ok with it now. He sees her 1/2 nights every 2 weeks.
She also atarted high school in september, with only 1 primary school friend who she knows, as we moved area for her to go to a better school. Her grades started ok, but have started to drop. We have had meeting with the school regarding her behaviour and lateness. Even though she leaves for school in plenty of time to arrive early. They have placed her as cause for concern. We have spoke to her several times asking why shes being like this, butshe just shrugs her shoulders. We also have a 3 year old who lives with us, she is fine though. We both work and are happy in our relationship, so its a stable and supportive house, and happy most of the time. But at the moment its one thing after another with my eldest. We just want to help her, with whatever it is thats going on in her mind?