What age does a child have a right to say how much time is spent where?
I have 50/50. My BD's SM smokes pot every day and has a foul attitude. My DD says she cries and does not feel like part of the family. My EX tells her "be nice to SM so she's happy this weekend or today ok?" AS though its my 16 y/o DD's responsibility to make SM happy!!!!!! My DD CAN have a rotten attitude, lock herself in her room and prefer to text rather than flounce about with the family, that's a 16 year old. If you tell her to do chores she does them, if you tell her to come out of her room she will. She may not be happy but she doesn't throw fits, she does not call names, she does not swear at you. Her friends are decent girls. She's a NORMAL teenager. exdh and her sm have a 7 year old who is in the phase of being around family and is happy/excited if you bring her a 4$ toy. a 16.5 y/o is different.
DD asked me to get her out of dad's house. I cant, theres no abuse, no pot smoking in front of DD. I have asked DD if SM drives her high and she says no. I have NOTHING to go on. So we went to the therapist who said if your lawyer said it wont work, it wont work.
What age do kids have a right to say I dont want to be there AS much. My DD cant even get a part time job b/c of the schedule. She does not have any availability. My exdh refuses to let her get a weekend job and walks around angry 24/7 b/c his wife is a pot smoking non bill paying wife. :?