Amy - posted on 11/09/2012 ( 23 moms have responded )
I really do not know what to do! my daughters father and i split over a year ago but i only found out he had a girlfriend and was expecting a child three months ago when his girlfriend was 6 months pregnant. The baby is here and i have seen a huge change in my daughter let alone the tics she has developed through stress. she is 20 month old and should not be experiencing stress especially on the level where it is affecting her mental health. i have not changed anything i am doing apart from trying to give her more attention as her dad has four children altogether and has them all on the day he has my daughter so she has to compete for his attention. I fear my daughter will end up with touretts or something that will really effect the rest of her life. her father has mild touretts but i did not think for one minute she would get it. I feel if i stop their contact that i could limit her stress and keep her in a normal routine which she needs. But i know seeing her father is essential but i want the best for my daughter. i feel her fathers shananigans is making my daughter suffer! what should i do?