Franny - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Well I just need to vent! My husbands ex wife does not seem concerned that their daughter can not read or write to her grade level she should be in 6th grade however is only in 4th and will not pass 4th grade this year. She only reads at 2nd grade level. Any ideas on trying to make reading enjoyable for her. I have tried baking with her and have her read the directions and mix everything at the end she would have a treat. However that is not working just to make boxed brownies took us 1 hr 20 minutes just to mix them. She cried the first 50 min cause the words on box too hard. We hired a lawyer May of 08 to get custody of her it has been almost a year I have done all the foot work for the lawyer we have paid $11k and have gotten NO WHERE! We really need to get custody of her before we completely lose her she said that it does not matter is she drops out of school her mother did. She thinks I hate her cause I work with her reading. We have purchased hooked on phonics and games for the computer. Just don't know what else to do. Meanwhile my ex husband had me served with joint custody papers for our son. We were divorced a year ago and he gave me sole custody now he wants joint custody. So we get our lawyer to respond to his lawyer which we had to pay another retainer fee of $1500. And my ex just quit his job and moved away for a few weeks and just moved back to the area and has decided not to go for joint custody. After I forked out $$ for lawyer. He also has decided not to pay child support anymore nor has he paid for medical since we have been divorced. Since we were divorced in another state I am now having a hard problem getting everything to go after him for child support and medical expenses. Thanks for letting me vent just a little!