Lori - posted on 08/30/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My fathers daughter just passed in a tragic and unexpected accident. She is handling things very well for now, and I am letting her handle them how she needs to, not to push to hard. I am always checking on her. I am trying to keep her schedule close to the same, allowing her to go to see her dads family on some weekends, so she still has that time. It is hard to let her go and make sure they maintain stability for her. I know they love and adore her as much as I do, but I worry about her schedule and sleeping habits. They also want to push her to get counseling or talk more about the death. She was sick a couple of time at first when she went out to their house. I feel that she is my soul responsibility and want to know her best interest is being looked out for. I also would like the step-mother to respect the fact my daughter is only 10, and although she needs to spend fun and special time with her, she needs to stability and direction in a parental manner. I want her to have her time, but I also do not want to have to be the "bad guy" every time she comes home because she is tired or moody from her time away. Any suggestions on how to handle a grieving widow, that loves my daughter like her own, and I need to keep her stable for school and home life.