How do you make a 7 year old go to her dads when she doesn't want to and thinks its

Theresa - posted on 03/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




My daughter is 7 yrs old and she has decided that its her choice wheather she goes to her dads or not. I have tried to explain it isn't her choice and she has NO choice but to go. She keeps telling me if dad wants to see her he can come to her house and see her. We do not get along at all and it would not be a good idea if we were in the same house. I don't know what to do anymore and i am getting very frustrated. we have been apart for 4 yrs now and they have always gone.


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Bonnie - posted on 03/07/2012




Maybe there is something about her dad's house that she isn't comfortable with or doesn't like. Maybe she doesn't like her dad's girlfriend. I understand that she only has brothers at home, but when she goes there, there is another boy on top of it and she is surrounded by boys even more. That could bother her too. She could be bored. There are so many things it could be.

Michelle - posted on 03/07/2012




my son started doing the same thing at that age he still does it now at the age of 11 but still goes to his dads grudgingly. I flat out told my son that a judge decided that he had to go to his dads every other weekend and if he didn't go mommy could go to jail. After that have never had a problem however he is counting down the day til his 13th birthday as at 13 he can tell his dad he is busy and doesn't want to go to his house.

Theresa - posted on 03/07/2012




No she won't say why she doesn't want to go . I get strange answers all the time. She has 3 older brothers that are always with her plus her dads girlfriend has an older boy so there is always someone there.

Tee - posted on 03/07/2012




Has she said why she doesn't want to go. Could she have a valid reason for wanting someone else with her when he is around?

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