My daughter is 12. She has never bonded with her father. He lives out of state but calls regularly. Unfortunately, there have been times where his calls are missed. When my daughter returns the call, he does not answer. There were times my daughter tried to initiate communication and her calls still went unanswered. She has expressed her disappointment and desire to no longer have phone ties to her father. I tried to encourage communication and a relationship. There was a point in time where I MADE her communicate with him. At some point, I want/need to respect that she is tired of being disappointed and hurt by him. Can I bring down the mode of communication from phone to email? He has a smart phone. She has a tablet so that wouldn't be an issue.
Thanks in advance.
whether you may change this depends upon the wording of the existing court order. read it carefully then decide.
The one thing you don't tell us is whether or not there is an existing court order regarding this issue. If so, that order should be complied with until it is modified. If there is no order and the child lives with you, then you can pretty much do as you please. If the father is unhappy about what you do, it is up to him to file something in court. In the meantime, you should avoid making it look like you are trying to cut the father out of the daughter's life.
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