Advice on encouraging a relunctant toddler to go to contact with father
My Child is a young toddler and has to go to contact every other weekend for two nights with her biological father. She really struggles with going and cries and says she wants to stay home and doesn't want to go. It makes it very hard and I don't really know what to do. I'm trying to encourage her by talking about it positively and we have created a "week planner" chart for the wall so that she can feel secure in the knowledge that she knows where she will be going on any given day. However, none of this is helping and she's as hesitant to go as ever. I wondered if anyone had any suggestions? I've tried to discuss it with her father but I just get a lot of abuse back or blanket denial. Background: I don't think there's a particular reason she doesn't like him, he wasn't around when she was little but she knows he is "daddy" so ? Any help/guidance or ideas would be much appreciated.