You and me both, pal.
A favorite tactic is to undermine any discipline. If I say “no” then their mother simply says I am evil for not giving them what they want without question.
I went to pick up my son last year for a scheduled five-day visit and he refused to come. His mother and sister had worked on him for ten days. He later admitted it was wrong and we’re OK now (he’s 16), but I didn’t get him until that Friday.
It was the week and weekend of Father’s Day.
Regarding these two Hollywood stars, all I can say is that IMHO Kim is much more evil for leaking that phone conversation to the media than Alec is for saying it (which is indefensible). The leaking is far more damaging to the kid than the phone message, and unlike the phone message which was generated by instant anger over not having a scheduled phone call, the leak was a calculated attack on Alec made with complete disregard to the fact that it would hurt the kid.
I provided the majority of time and care for my daughter for sixteen years and she pretty much turned on me because her mother would give her everything she wanted without question and I wouldn’t. Plus late teens are tough for dads and daughters anyway. I haven’t seen her for a year and she won’t even return phone calls.
But I know I did my best and hopefully when she has kids she’ll understand.
Hang in their, pal. As dads our job is to do right by our kids and not do what’s easy and wrong — even if it really hurts and the old blood pressure is higher than it should be.
I can’t stand Baldwin in any way shape or form.. And the way he treated his daughter was disgusting regardless of how his exwife acted... But that being said...
I wanted to thank you and the other fathers who are fighting for their kids. My father passed away in January and I miss him so much every day. He was the most important person in my life and regardless of anything that went on in his life he never made me feel less than loved. He was a man among men, and the greatest father I could have ever hoped for. We did have our troubles in my teen years, but he NEVER gave up on me. Please... Your daughters and sons need you more than you know. I am a strong woman today, joyfully married for 20 years, and a good mother (IMHO) because my FATHER was in my life. NO ONE can take the place of a strong, good, and devoted father.