I work 5 days a week 8-5. So DD stays at her dads house during the week, since his mother is home to watch the kids & will do it for free. Also, his school district is MUCH better than mine, & it makes everyone's life a lot easier when she can go to a fantastic school around the corner from her dad's house. So, we made the agreement w/ no lawyers to let him be the primary parent. I think i made a HUGE mistake. Don't get me wrong, he is a great dad & can manuver his schedule around for the kids (he has 2 others) but, i think my daughter is depressed that we spend less time together. She called me crying this morning because she had a dream that i told her i was going to die in 3 weeks (SCARY!) she was ALL bent about it. When she is at my house, she is attached to me & freaks out if i am not RIGHT next to her. I think no being around mom is making her depressed, she is always sad. How can i fix this?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Jul. 17, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by 1daughter5sons at 4:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by kemclaughlin at 3:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
She always seems sad, & unhappy. It's just killing me. I don't have anything bad to say about dad, going back to court would be AWEFUL! Dad disagree's but i really think something needs to change, but i don't know how to change it. Dad gets rude when i bring it up, his parenting pride is through the roof! Is there anything i can do for her? Maybe counseling?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by Wheepingchree at 4:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
I would tell her dad when his parenting pride gets in the way that what is going on IS NOT ABOUT HIM AND HIS PARENTING! That you think he is doing a great job, but you can't deny that something is bothering OUR daughter! This is about her and she needs help.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 4:04 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by mommy2xp at 6:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2009