My husband's 10yr daughter lives with her mother who is "extremely" overweight. Her weight is causing her knees to buckle and she falls often. The daughter goes into hysterics when her mother falls. She feels like she needs to stay with her mom to take care of her instead of spending time with us on our visitation time. The mother also is big into gossiping. She does it in front of her daughter. There have been situation where the things the daughter is hearing causes her ill feelings. My husband is torn between leaving her with her mother or filing for custody. Filing for custody means that his daughter would have to change schools. Looking for outside opinions.Answer Question
Answer by corbysmom531 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:18 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by littlestar85257 at 12:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
It may not be good for her to make such a big change (new school and home) but maybe focus on having her spend the time she is supposed to at your house without anxiety. Not even sure a judge would give your husband custody based just on this information. Can the mom and your hubby work together to figure it out?? If not, what about putting her into counseling for her anxiety- a 10 year old should not feel like she needs to take care of her mother. Good luck!!
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Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
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