Kathrinelwallace - posted on 11/29/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
After my divorce I let my children stay with their grandmother because I wanted them to be happy and stay with their friends that they grew up with and that is what they wanted. After 2 years they started begging to live with me and wanted me to get them so I did. I found out some disturbing things that their grandmother did and said to them. She was emotionally and verbally abusive to them and told them they belonged to her and that she was their mother and that they could not live with me. They tried to tell me what was going on but she would take their phones or she made them talk to me on the phone in front of her. I had no idea that they were not happy. After getting them she called everyday about 2-4 times and I would not answer or let her talk to the kids so she called the police and that scared them because they were pulled out of school. My youngest said it was better with their dad and that is bad because he was abusive and neglectful. Now my stupid lawyer (obviously working on her behalf and not mine) after me telling him no visitation or contact, gave her visitation and phone privileges. At Thanksgiving visitation she told them she was not going to quit fighting to get them back and my youngest tried to talk to her and she thinks I told him to say everything. She told them "this is your home" and "doesn't this feel right". She is controlling and manipulative and her grandchildren don't want the visitation. They want her to just be a grandmother and not their mother, but they can't stand up to her. She won't listen to anyone and her own husband is scared of her and won't stand up to her. I don't want my children in an abusive situation and I am afraid for them when she gets them for a week on Christmas. What do I do? Help!!! Any advice?