Orange Room Supporter
As I told you, children who are kidnapped by a parent will go the extra mile to please the kidnapper, because they are completely dependent on them.
" managed to find out that Lahela has been accepted into the honours program at her school for gifted and highly intelligent children."
This is not a sign of abused, nor depressed kids
I read an article on the topic in which psychologists say that such children often do very well in school, because they find refuge from their pain in their studies.
If you think that a child deprived of her mother for three years is not in emotional pain, you know nothing about psychology, and you are deluding yourself.