Stacy - posted on 07/07/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
My 12 year old daughter decided she doesn't want to live with her step father and I because she thinks we are unfair about our rules. Her biological father tried to make the children believe he shot and killed himself last year, and DHS had me do a safety plan and eliminate visitation with him until he could cooperate with them. I did just that for the safety of the children. For 9 months the kids had no contact with him and developed a close relationship with their step-father. Then the biological father tried to disestablish paternity on my oldest child. He then dropped that case and is now trying to get custody. He has got his visitation rights back and is making promises to buy the children things I will not, because I don't feel they deem approperiate for the children. In the 9 months of no contact with their father the kids on numerous occasions stated to DHS that they were glad they did not have to see their father anymore because he was an alcoholic. Why did this all change in the past few months?
I have two sons with him as well, and neither of the boys want to live with him. They have both stated several times that he only pays attention to her and buys her whatever she wants. My oldest son has stated he only takes her to do things and doesn't ask the boys if they want to go or if there is something they want or need.