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Can there be a court order to provide work schedule?

SD9 has made some statements that make it seem like BM may have a new schedule as nightshift. DH asked BM about her schedule as he thinks SD shpuld be here for overnights.

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Stepkid wants other family (BM side) to be around new sibling.

I have posted a little about this before and many people responded about how the newness would wear off. It hasn't. We have 50/50 weekly timeshare.

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Do Full vs. Half siblings change the dynamcs of being included in SKid events?

Happycampers post got me thinking, particularly this portion about the sibling.

"It's senior family pics for the football program. SD invited mom, dad and sibling to be in the pic with her."

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Innapropriate clothing for SDs

Do some BMs just strive to turn their daughters into trashy girls. I think that this bathing suit is horrible and can't believe it was even made, but the parents who buy it are even more disturbing.

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When CO lists holiday time, but another CO event falls on same time?

I was looking at the calendar and the CO states DH gets the week of Spring Break from school release to the return to school.

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Pickup Location Violation

What happens when the Court Order specifies a pickup location, but BM always says SD will be at XYZ location (whichever inconsistent babysitter she left SD with), and if DH wants to see her he can go

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Clothing too small for SD

I've posted here before about taking kids shopping with you or not and got some good feedback. Now I have another issue.

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Medically fragile babysitter. Is this negligence?

SD has mentioned that GBM has been in the hospital several times this year. She has cancer, had a stroke, broken arm, fainted a few times and drinks wine a lot(SD words).

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OT: Do you take kids/skids clothes shopping or go alone and pick things out?

Everything I've tried to find regarding this topic revolves around letting children pick their own outfits to foster independence.

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3rd grader wearing makeup?

SD9 came home with a photo booth strip from an outing she went on with her BM. SD is clearly wearing makeup in the photos.