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Overnight stays

Posted by: Anonymous
Mon 6, Feb 2017 at 1:29pm
After Separation

Hi in need of advice
My little boys dad has recently moved in to a bedsit it is full of single men my sons dad has said he want him to stay over night there. I have said I don't think it's suitable for my son to be in that environment as I do not know these people and where it is it's not the nicest of places I have said why can't he stay at his moms when he has him anyway long story short according to him I am completely in the wrong am I over reacting or should I be concerned?

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  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    Thanks for your post.
    It's a bit hard to say whether you are over reacting or not. It depends on how confident you are that your ex is aware of the risks that might arise where he's living and knows how to keep your son safe. (Not only being safe, but also feeling safe in an environment where there might be some unfamiliar faces.)
    His living conditions may be something he can't do a lot about after all but what's important is how well he understands what your son needs and is able to provide for those, wherever they are. How would you rate him as a dad in other ways?
    How old is your son, by the way?

    Tue 7, Feb 2017 at 5:31pm