Hey, I'm new here, this is my first post, please be gentle! My wife of 8 years and I separated about 2 years ago and we split custody of our 6 year old son pretty much 50/50 as humanly possible.…Continue
"Oh, and I was going to add re: mediation that our mediator suggested the girls dad and I set up a coffee time once a month to check in on the girls, to share stories about what they'd been up to, and any issues we'd noticed. We only…"
"I will also echo not getting the inlaws involved, especially if you're going to be taking any legal steps. In my experience, when grandparents get involved with divorces or custody disagreements, things seem to get very emotional and very…"
"My very first thought when you said she works nights and that you drop him off to her during the daytimes is "when does she sleep?" It sounds like a hard situation for everyone involved. Do you know how long her night shifts…"
"Thanks for the input everyone!
@wookie, I'm not saying that because she's making my son upset that she's a bad parent, lord knows I make that kid cry on a daily basis! He's a smart kid, he knows when she's supposed to…"
"On the other hand, giving your ex the benefit of the doubt (which I know, I know, is very hard, after all there's a reason she's your ex, right?), if there is any way you can mention the crying without attaching it to anything in…"
"I'm going to play devils advocate on this one today :-)
To me, bad parenting is not feeding your kid, not keeping them safe (no booster seats, unsupervised in a pool), stuff like that. So let me throw that out there up front.…"
"My parents are still together (which may or may not be a good thing), but my mom worked nights when I was a kid and my dad did day shift. Even when Mom and I were both home during the day on weekends, she was usually asleep. I…"
"She's an adult and she's going to do what she's going to do. You can't force a parent to spend time with their kid, so the best thing you can do is get a lawyer to finalize your divorce and nail down a custody agreement…"
Hey, I'm new here, this is my first post, please be gentle! My wife of 8 years and I separated about 2 years ago and we split custody of our 6 year old son pretty much 50/50 as humanly possible. About 5 months ago she moved her boyfriend into her apartment which I was not a huge fan of but whatever. About that time I realized that she was calling me more often to see if I wanted to have an extra day with our son, which I am ALWAYS down for! Now she's been working nights for the past 2…See More
I'm a single dad. I'm a huge nerd. I'm an old punker. I'm a steelworker. That's about it in a nutshell.
What's something about your kid(s) that makes you happy?
Realizing that he's growing into a kind & loving person that wants to make his world a better place makea me so happy. Plus he tells a mean fart joke.
What's your most recent kid-related public humiliation?
Him screaming at the top of his lungs because I would not buy him a video game.
What about contemporary parenting culture pisses you off the most?
So many parents I know don't get involved with their kids. They say it's teaching their kids to be independent but their kids are also turning into assholes.
Who were you BEFORE you became a parent?
I'm pretty much the same person. I wasn't as concerned with the world around me as I am now. Before I was all about nihilism & tearingthe shit down because everything is fucked up, now I'm more about trying to make things better because they're fucked up.
What are you nerdy about?
Music, movies, video games, comics. My son gives me grief all the time because my nerdiness comes out big time watching all these 80s reboots out now.
I listen to mostly punk. Bouncing Souls are my favorite band at the moment but I've been pretty obsessed with Childish Gambino lately.
I'm a big Stephen King fan but I don't get much free time to read anymore.
OPTIONAL: Do you have a sex life?
I'm a single dad who works 6 days a week so that would be a negative, not by choice though! :-)
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