I am writing with a question about my 10 year old daughter.Her father and I have shared custody,a week at a time.I have another child from my husband and her dad is married but they share no children together.Today while shopping and with my 10 year old she said"-----always tells me to shut up and screams at me all the time.She then said"last week,she screamed @ me so loud that I cried!"I was horrified to say the least.Her stepmother has a very controlling personality and my daughter is solely with her when her dad is at work.I asked her if she ever hit her and she said no but when I told her that I would call her dad about this she begged me not to so the stepmom wouldnt find out,now I am worried sick that if she is hitting my daughter shes to scared to tell anyone. All I can think to do is file a motion with the court and hire a psychologist or social worker to see what they think.I havent called her dad yet ....Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Jul. 3, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by beanielips at 6:33 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
I would suggest talking to her father, but if he does not believe his daughter, this could only create more problems with her. I am at a loss, because I am not sure what I would do. I would want to confront the situation right away, but I am not sure if that is the best way to go. I agree with outstandinglove that you should take her to see a therapist, but in many situations where custody is shared, both parents have to agree to it, and I am sure her father would want to know why you are taking her, then you are at the beginning again. Depending in where you live, you might have a child's advocate group near you. Contact them and see what they say. Until things get straightened out, good luck.
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