my child is fifthteen and does not want to goto dads
Christy - posted on 06/02/2011
Find out for where you live, what the age is that a child can choose to not use visitation rights. I'm sorry that's poorly worded, but I wouldn't force her.
I do think it's important to have a heart to heart chat with her about why she doesn't want to see her dad. Has he touched her inappropriately? Has he raped her? I know this seems extreme, but if you ask these questions, it will be easier for her to talk to you about it. Also, difficult conversations are often best in a special situation, like going out for a milk shake together!
It might be helpful for you to let her ask you some questions about why you and her dad are not together. Also, if nothing is wrong at dad's let her know how her dad feels about her not wanting to come over. Maybe she could be included in negotiating her visitation with her dad.
Asiling - posted on 06/01/2011
its a difficlt situation and at 15 she /he feels they no it all. however there has to be a real reason behind not wanting to see dad , talk to ur child but do not push the issue , if dad is willing to listen explain to him what is happening
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