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Wrong punishment?

Posted by: Anonymous
Wed 31, Jan 2018 at 3:08pm
After Separation

My 9 year old son has been a little forgetful lately. He is forgetting things at school like his snow pants, boots, small things like that. His dad and stepmom have decided as punishment he will not get extra time with me. I don't think this is right. I don't feel like spending time with a parent is something a child should have to earn. You should never take a parent away for any reason unless they are in danger. Am I thinking about this the wrong way? Help!

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  • Pc jaybee (moderator) Flag

    A change in behaviour such as becoming forgetful, can be a sign of being distracted and unfocussed and this can be true of children of parents who are, or have been, caught up in a dispute or conflict with each other.
    If you and his dad have some kind of plan in place for when he spends time with each of you, it's important that your son sees that the adults around him stick to arrangements that have been agreed between them!

    Sat 3, Feb 2018 at 2:15pm