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Parental responsibility

Uploaded: Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Sunday, April 8th, 2007.

I’m becoming increasingly concerned about Katrina’s ability to look after Natalia and Jack. Especially Jack. He’s spending less and less time actually at his mother’s and more and more time “opting out” and staying at his nan’s. I can’t say that I blame him.

Natalia is Katrina’s favourite, and Jack knows it. He also knows that he is his nan and grandad’s favourite.

Even though the children have been staying with Katrina and Dave every other weekend for over two years, they still have to share a single bed. After I previously intervened, an inflatable bed was purchased, but has since been discarded, so now they’re back in the bed. If that wasn’t bad enough, Jack has started wetting the bed again. Both children come home filthy and stinking of urine.

Their nan and grandad’s house isn’t a solution either. Apart from the favouritism issue, it’s filthy and unhygienic. When Natalia and Jack return from there, particularly Jack, they stink and are encrusted with dirt. I’ll try speaking to Katrina again, but I’m sure it’ll do no good.


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4 Responses to “ Parental responsibility ”

    Alicia commented at 2:52 pm on August 4th, 2011

    Dear Single Dad~

    Do your children have to go to their mothers? Return bed wetting is a sign of other things going on. My heart hurts for your children. I would be hiring me a lawyer. I hope you can resolve this issue soon. Divorce sucks!

    One question, what kind of small group did you join? And, where did you find it? Thanks

    Alicia – Mom of 4 great times =)


    Bloke commented at 2:57 pm on August 4th, 2011

    Hi Alicia
    I’ve always considered, and told the kids, that going to their mom’s is optional. They’ve usually gone though, usually out of a sense of loyalty.
    The bed wetting concerned me, but we got through it eventually.


    shane commented at 7:04 pm on August 4th, 2011

    I have an ex who’s priorities are messed up & I feel for you & your good parent is better than none,so keep up your efforts & keep your side of the street good for you & yours. much prais for you.


    Christine commented at 1:03 pm on August 8th, 2011

    You are a good dad. Its sad that your ex cannot parent. Hope your kids are ok xx


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