Cassie - posted on 11/07/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 15 yo daughter does not want to go to her dad's house anymore. When she is down there she is a real life cinderella. She has to do all the cleaning, cooking, laundry and taking care of her little brothers. She's not allowed to have her phone while down there. She's not allowed to visit friends or call them or get onto any of her social networks. Even though her step brothers are allowed all those things. She wants to come move in with me but she don't want to tell her dad because she is worried about the repercussions she will suffer with her step mother. She is constantly screaming at her that she does nothing while she is down there and that she is turning into me (what ever that means). She has told my daughter that if she ever decides to move in with me that she will no longer be welcome in the house again. Her father's family is all disguised with her actions and how she treats my daughter and the other children down there. They even have my daughter doing home repairs too. They sent my daughter up in the attic to find the leak in the roof and my daughter fell through the ceiling and hurt her ribs. My son had gone and told his dad that he no longer wants to go down to his dad's and the step mother treated him even worse once he told him that. That is why my daughter is afraid to tell her dad that. She don't want to have to deal with what her brother had to deal with. She said she is not as strong as her brother to be able to do that. What can I do or say to help her? I told her we can talk with her dad but she keeps saying that it won't work. I know from years of dealing with him that she is right but at least we will talk. I know that she had a talk with her dad last november about all this and wanted to work it out but things did not change and in fact they have gotten worse so now she wants to just leave.