My step-daughters bio mom is allowed to call a few times a week (court ordered). I always let the calls come through and hold the phone up to this little girls ear for as long as she will stand still. She can hear her mother talking at her but she refuses to talk back. My husband and I agree that it's wrong to punish her for not talking if she does not want to. Should I make her? I don't want my husband to get into trouble with the court for "isolating" the other parent but what do you do?
ALSO: According to my oldest step-son...during visitation with their mother...she asked the 4yr why she wouldn't talk to her on the phone and her response was that I would not let her!!! So she has lied to save herself from getting yelled at and I am the bad guy.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:43 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 11:32 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by kkbird at 11:34 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by Ms.Gwen at 2:00 PM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 11:33 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 11:35 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by EverydayMomma at 11:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by jaksonsmommy at 11:38 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
The important thing is the the child is allowed to hear the Moms voice. You can't force a child to talk, so punishment would be ridiculous!! I was also going to suggest Skype... then they could interact. or at least the Mom could see that her child is listening, and the child can see the Mom's face - which is very important as well!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:42 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
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