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1. The first thing you need to realise is that once a child is 14 the child can decide which parent they wish to live with and whether they want to see a parent at all. So, in reality, a problem only exists here in relation to the 13 year old child as the older 15 year old child can decide they don't want to see their father. So, in relation to the 13 year old, if the child is strongly opposed to seeing their father because of his behaviour, then I would advise you not to force the child to go because children are usually right about these things. Essentially, the father may be suffering from mental health or emotional issues, so the child should not be placed in this situation. You should essentially allow the children to refuse to go and let the father make an application to court if he wishes to enforce the access to the children where he can explain to the court what is the reason for the children believing his behaviour was weird or irrational. Essentially, let the court make the running but don't force your children into access arrangements where the father is not treating the children properly.
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