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what would you do when you child (3 years old) refuse to spend time with her dad.?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • I think a 3-year old is entirely too young to be making such decisions for herself, so I would send her on.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:39 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Are you talking about EXDH, her dad? Or she just does not to hang out with her dad?

    Answer by louise2 at 8:39 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Kids go through stages, sometimes my almost 3 yo wants to hang out with me, sometimes his dad. Sometimes his older siblings. If you are separated, the child needs to go see his father.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:44 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • They don't really understand what they want at they age. I would send the child to spend time with dad.

    Answer by coala at 9:07 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I would be questioning why my child doesnt want to spend t9ime with their parent children are great judges of character i would start asking my child some questions IMO

    Answer by jazmya_mom at 9:29 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I wouldn't send my dd with her dad if she doesn't feel like spending time with him. You need to respect her decision, we might think they don't know what they want but in reality they do know. Children feel empower when we as parents respect their opinions. Just talk to her and ask her why she doesn't want to go with him. Be patient and hope everything will work out for all of you.

    Answer by bratgirln1 at 1:49 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • At 3, she's too young to know what she wants.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 1:54 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • There may be an issue I wouldnt overlook it just because shes 3. Talk to her and find out why she doesnt want to go there may be a very good reason why she doesnt

    Answer by Momabear455 at 2:49 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • If Dad doesn't live with you, there may be a very good reason she doesn't want to go there. I would try to find that out. If Dad does live with you, it could just be a phase. Either way, ask her about it.

    Answer by hootie826 at 3:16 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Find out why.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 3:43 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

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