My DD's dad called today to talk to her. She completely refuses and wont speak with him, this has been going on for most of the time that he calls. She is 5 and not big on the phone anyways, but I feel it rude that she wont speak with him. I dont know if I should repremand her or not. I tell her that she is being rude, but she is a stubborn child and doesnt seem to care. I can tell it hurts his feelings and even though hes my ex I think she should respect him more and at least speak to him.
By the way her dad is in jail and doing work release, so besides seeing her for 2 days a month for 24 hour periods between his work schedule changes they only get to interact on phone. Before he got in trouble we had a 50/50 custody arrangement so she would spend 2 weeks with him and then 2 weeks with me. She doesnt understand hes in jail and she thinks he is working alot. I think she gets confused too as to why she cant see him like she used too.
Should I scold my daughter for not talking to him or should I just let it be? I also think he thinks I have something to do with this, but I dont. I encourage her to talk with him. Maybe I am making a big deal out of it. Advise would be good.