I am not naive, I fully expect that some day, she will be intrigued by it all and get into that junk. Again, if I am wrong, thank you Jesus. But I like to be prepared emotionally, rather than surprised.
I am often sad about the fact that Akila doesn't have a good friend, let alone any friends. When I was in elementary school and junior high, I had a best friend and we were inseperable. I get sad when I realize Akila will not have those memories. Yes, she will always have Imani and the boys, and some good memories with them, but it is different to have a friend outside of your family.
What I realized last night, is that this is probably the very reason why she isn't getting into any bad stuff yet. Often, especially for kids with FASD, it is your friends who expose you to new things, good and bad. She still doesn't know what "cutting" is, she has never heard of it. I am trying to keep it this way as long as possible. She will do it to get attention when she learns about it.
I fully know that when she is placed outside of our home, most likely in a Residential Treatment Center, she is going to learn all kinds of stuff. I had expected her to learn stuff when she was in the crisis home, and amazingly she didn't.
I am dreading the day when she starts to be aware of some of the yucky things in our world.