My child has to repeat Kindergarten due to his mother’s neglect. I have partial custody of him, and I have him for all of summer vacation, but she has an option to prioritize 7 days of vacation during this time. I have worked very hard on his education since the beginning of summer and I fear that she will not make any effort to continue working with him since she has not worked with him all school year.
Assuming the "7 days of vacation time with the child" is court-ordered, no-- your opinion of the best interests of the child is irrelevant at this point. Put another way, whether the custody order was entered by stipulation or determined by the court, it represents the best interests of the child. A far better plan would be to coach the mother on things she can do during her 7 days to support the child's learning. Denying her contact could risk punishment for contempt.
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