07-11-2019 11:05 AM
07-11-2019 04:20 PM
Firstly I would like to welcome you to the forum. Thank you for being so brave and sharing your story with the community.
I can hear how worried you are for your daughter and what has been happening with her father.
It must be really difficult to have these worries and concerns. Do you have people in your support network that you have shared these worries with?
It can be hard parenting across two different households, and it sounds like you are trying to really support your children, but if you are worried about your daughter's behaviour and her safety then it would be best to contact the relevant authorities in your area that can help assess your current situation.
Is this something you have already tried?
The community is here to listen, you are not alone
07-11-2019 04:36 PM
07-12-2019 12:06 PM
Thank you for letting us know that you are seeking support from Child Services- I can imagine this must be such a challenging step to take but a brave one that could help to protect your children Our community is here to offer support and a listening ear when you need it
I'm hearing that there has been a lot of changes in your daughter's behaviour that you are concerned about. Have you spoken about these concerns with the child services team? Have they been able to offer you some support through this challenging time too?
I can imagine that must be really hard when your kids are not saying much about the situation. Often behaviours say a lot about the experience a child is going through before they find the words to talk about it, so the behaviours you have seen are really important information for Child Services to understand the situation. You've mentioned reaching out to other avenues of support too, can you tell us a little bit more about the supports you have been looking in to?
We are also happy to help find services or resources to refer you to. Our hearts go out to you in the really painful time
09-11-2019 12:50 AM
09-11-2019 06:00 AM
09-11-2019 10:22 AM
Hi @H0210 and thank you for checking back in with us
It sounds like the custody discussions moved really quickly since we last spoke. We are very relieved to hear that your children are now safely back in your care for the time being.
In such a stressful time for you, how have you been coping? Do you have a support system around you or people you can lean on when you need to?