“I need a child-free weekend, a break”: Father of 10-year-old with ADHD forces daughter to visit ex-wife

Gillian Sisley

In an increasingly difficult custody battle, one father was forced to make a tough decision: to allow his 10-year-old daughter with ADHD to take one weekend a month to visit her mother, despite his daughter's resolute protests, as detailed in a Reddit post.

*This is a work of non-fiction sourced from social media discussion boards and verified experts/specialists.*

Speaking in a Reddit post, the father detailed his attempts to get his daughter to visit her mother once a month, as he explains in his post:

“I have a 10-year-old daughter with my ex. I have full custody and she has visitations one weekend a month. I tried VERY hard to get this much custody, however, I really need that one child-free weekend. My daughter is a very energetic girl and she has ADHD.”

The author's daughter, however, desperately doesn’t want to visit her mom, as the author continues:

“My daughter has been begging me not to let her go to her mom's home. Her reasons are things like, "I hate sharing a room" or "the food sucks". I told her I'm sorry she doesn't like being there, but she has to go. She starts crying and yelling that she doesn't want to go. My mom thinks I'm in the wrong and should let her stay.”

Despite the daughter's emotionally difficult response, her father acknowledges his situation may be challenging for her. But he also feels he desperately needs a weekend off each month.

Feldstein Family Law says child custody cases can often be tough on the parent that must decide what is best for the child, particularly when the other parent pushes their own agenda when it comes to custody decisions. Steps to Justice advises that one should ensure that custody decisions being made are in the best interests of the child, and not in the best interest of the parent.

What do you think?

Is the author absolutely justified in needing a weekend off from his ADHD daughter once a month for his own sanity, even though his daughter doesn’t want to go?

Or is it cruel for him to try to force his daughter to visit her mother when she desperately doesn't want to, and when it comes to parenting, you never get a ‘break’?

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