Anyone else got a Disney dad as a partner? It makes me anxious that everything has to be so hyped up every other weekend (and holidays), so he can spoil his daughter. I then struggle to implement consistent boundaries for my child and our shared child which is fine the rest of the time. Anyone else?
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Edited: Feb 23, 2022
How is it going @Honey Alice ? x
eeeek this is a really tough one. Does he understand that it isn't helping her long term, either health wise (maom & slush not exactly a great pre bedtime snack!) and also knowing that she can do whatever she wants. As she tries to form relationships as she gets older it'll be hard if she thinks she can always get her own way! She'll get a rude awakening!!
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I tried. I suggested the same bedtime routine we do for my 8 year old. He replied, if my 9 year old daughter wants to stay up until 9 or 9.30 on a weekend, she can! However we go to bed about 10 so I was trying to explain it leaves us with no quality time, but he just insists the same thing... I don't see her often.
He also likes to let her eat whatever she requests, the last request was a handful of maoam sweets (having already eaten some in the day), and various blue slushy at 8pm.
How do I explain to my child, I'm sorry, you aren't having that before bed. It's no one's birthday, no special occasion; it's just his daughter get special treatment when she comes.
How did you both get over it?! We are on the verge off splitting up. The weekends she comes makes me so anxious because nothing is consistent or if I tell her off, like my own child, that's not OK!