Two divorced parents share custody of child but one parent refuses to admit issu

  1. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Two divorced parents share custody of child but one parent refuses to admit issues with child?

    Child has serious mental delays but one parent refuses to take to counseling or acknowledge the behavior. Even telling the school they can not counsel the child and refuses to listen to school's opinion of treatment being needed. Problem is left untreated half the time. What should the other parent do to ensure the child is being taken care of.
    Shared custody = one week on one week off

  2. Ashley CathcartM profile image70
    Ashley CathcartMposted 3 years ago

    Parent that refuses is probably in denial of anything being wrong or thinks they will catch up eventually.
    That parent should sit down and watch their child in a trial treatment session.

  3. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 3 years ago

    I would have the child professionally evaluated and get a written copy of the assessment and recommended treatment. Once the other parent sees it in writing, failing to acknowledge the special needs of the child would equate to abuse or neglect in my opinion.

    I would imagine the one week on/one week off doesn't help the child either. S/he needs stability. When my husband and I divorced, we had shared custody. However, I was the custodial parent, so my son lived with me. His dad would have him every other weekend. My son was ADHD when he was young. It was vital he have a stable environment. Fortunately, my ex was supportive of our son's treatment and counseling needs. He often attended them with us when he could.

    It's imperative the parents are on the same page. The only one who suffers from this particular battle is the child. The parents need to realize that and resolve their issues.

 
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