Mom of a mom who's 16 year old son (my grandson) wants 2 live with dad

Lee - posted on 07/27/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter called me today distraught that her 16 year old son want to move in with his father. I know his dad well and he's a good guy. He's done his best to do his part for his son. Sometimes he's screwed up and he does have a hard time keeping a job. But other than that, I think that 16 is old enough to make a good decision about his own life. My grandson is very responsible. He gets good grades. He has lots of family, really more so where his dad lives compared to my daughter.. Frankly my daughter and her husband of 8 years sometimes lock horns and son seems to get stuck in the middle, defending mom, not defending mom.. Frankly I think he wants and needs a change. Am I being a horrible mother to my daughter for actually thinking that this might be a good thing?

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Sarah - posted on 07/27/2015

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Nope, it sounds like you have a better perspective. Your daughter is too caught in the emotional part of losing her son to his dad. Encourage to give it a test run and see how things go. She may find that her relationship with her almost grown son improves with him living with dad.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/27/2015

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Sounds like you have a great perspective, and the boy is old enough to decide who he's more comfortable with at this point.

Michelle - posted on 07/27/2015

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I was around his age when I decided I wanted to live with my Dad as well.
He's old enough to make that decision and I agree that you should support it.

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