I was alone right through pregnancy and have been on my own since then, no input from her father at all which has suited me just fine, and he is legally not allowed near her which also suits me just fine.
However, when she got angry recently, I saw the same look in her eyes that I saw in her father's eyes right before he put me in hospital. So I'm wondering, how much do genes affect them?
She is diagnosed with Autism and ADHD, so getting all the help that he never got as a kid, and has a social worker who comes out to visit her at our house, and has a teacher aide at school while he never had any help at school (remembering he's 35, times are different now too, I don't blame his parents), and I hope to have given her the best possible start.
But I can't help but wonder about nature vs nurture.