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My son is 5 years old I feel a 4 night stay is way too much. I feel the contact is good and that is why a judge sanctioned in November 2013. I did not expect to be going back as I mentioned I feel our son is only just growing into the last order. I made no real objections during the last court hearing as obviously our son was not going to stay 3 yrs for ever and would grow into the order. I did not make it difficult I did want all documented in an order to prevent my sons father just bringing him back when he saw fit and because at the time he was coming to my home with my son causing a problems and shouting. Which has stopped since the last order was implemented.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday which is weekly contact. The following week it will be Monday night.
He states our son cries to stay more, though I know he has been telling him he can go when ever he wants. This was brought up at the last hearing talking to our son about contact.
Our son sometimes gets up set not wanting to go he wishes to stay home but it is the order that he goes and I know when he gets there he is happy to be there. I would not seek to reduce contact on this basis.
Plus our son is happy when he returns on a Sunday we tend to visit family. There are times when our son clearly has stayed up late and is cranky and slept when he as got home on these occasions we cancel our plans.
I know our sons father is manipulative and tell lies, of no interest to the court I know. But recently he did not give our son his medication to keep his airways open at night but proceeded to give in the morning and did not inform.
Fortunately our son informed me and said he told is dad no. ! I could have doubled dosed our son if he had not passed on this info !! very dangerous. it is not so much he forgot but very worring he gave in the morning and did not tell me. It is clearly stated in the literature only to be taken at night and if not taken wait till the following night. We just lucky our sons breathing was relatively ok on that night. He dismissed is actions.