Started by jadig52, Oct 03, 2009, 10:38:53 AM
Quote from: gemini3 on Oct 08, 2009, 04:22:56 PMThe difference is that the mom enrolled the kids in the activities, then pulled them out because the dad wanted to go to the games. In fact, pulled them out in the middle of a game because the dad was there. The father did not choose to deprive his kids. He did not pull them out of the game. The mother did. No person should be held hostage by another through their own children. That is what the mother is doing in this situation. She is telling the father to do as she says or she will deprive the kids of something.
Quote from: mdegol on Oct 08, 2009, 06:40:14 PMCome on...this one is obvious...Mom is wrong. And Dad DOES need to stand up to her. Actually, he would be doing his children a great disservice not to.
Quote from: Momfortwo on Oct 09, 2009, 04:09:51 AMAs stated before, the mother is wrong for doing what she is doing. That doesn't change the fact that the father is wrong for doing what he is doing. Yes, he does need to fight for his kids. In a way that doesn't deprive them of participating in their games. He's going about it in a way that is depriving the kids of that. The place to fight is in COURT. Because that is the only place that can order that the kids participate in sports, regardless of whose week-end it is. Right now, both parents are just turning it into a power struggle with the other. One that the kids are losing. He's doing his children a greate disservice by going about this "fight" the way he is. He needs to take it to court. Because chances are, given that they have participated in this sport for quite some time, a judge will order that the kids are to be there. Even if it is the father who has to pick up the children to get them there. Right now, he can't just go and pick up the kids on her week-end to get them to their game.