What do you do about an ex-husband that drinks around his son during his visitation

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/16/2012

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Really depends on your child, and how much alcohol is consumed. A beer or two is not a big deal. Getting shitfaced? I would be speaking to my lawyer about supervised visits, because that is endangering the life of your child.

Jodi - posted on 10/16/2012

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Depends what you mean by "drinks". I don't have an issue with a parent having a drink or two around a child, but getting drunk is quite another matter.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/16/2012

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I'm with Jodi. If he's getting totally blindsided, and it would be unsafe to leave the child with him, then you do need to address the situation.



However, if he's having a beer in the evening, and the child is in his presence, I don't see anything wrong with that.



If you're going to push the issue, though, make sure that YOU do not drink a drop when the child is in the house, EVER. Because he will bring it back against you if you do.



Just because someone has a drink or two in the presence of a child does not make them a bad person. As a matter of fact, I used those as "teaching" moments, teaching my kids that alcohol wasn't necessary at all times, but that consuming it needed to be done in a responsible manner.

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