We're going thru a divorce. We have a 16 yr old son & a 10 yr old daughter. Long story short major issues with ex. I was granted full custody of our daughter and part time with son. I was always the disciplinary parent, dad the vacation dad. Son went from A's B's to 5F's 1 C. Hes loving his freedom over there. This is my weekend to have him. He tells me at times he doesn't want to come over and it breaks my heart. At his age its tough. I am trying to work with him on his homework when he has come over to help better his grades. If he says he doesn't want to come this weekend, should try to enforce the court order and kind of make him or should I just give up? I KNOW its all his dad brainwashing him. Its all about child support. Told my attorney I don't even want child support cuz thats all the ex is thinking. She said ex has been on a free ride for way too long. (He has never given me a cent to help w/kids). What should I do?
Answer by depressedmom65 at 2:29 PM on Oct. 13, 2010
16 is a tough age. They think they know everything. They think they are grown. They want to have freedom. This is my opinion.. Tell him, (your son) that you will not make him come over anymore. But if he want to come over it is fine with you. he is always welcome in your house. Truthfully you should get every little dime out of your ex that you can. But if you do not want child support. Don't worry about it.
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