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Raising Children with Parents in Prison For the Parent left behind with children AND for the Children that have a parent inside. Discussion of unique challenges facing this group!

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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Default Taking my son to visit his dad

I'm not sure if its a good idea... Dad was never really involved (long story), but ever since he got locked up, he wants to be involved- and for the most part, is changing his life (as much as you can, while in prison).... Just recently, his mom (so my son's grandmother) is also involved in my son's life. I'm glad that they are able to have that bond, or starting to get that bond... But I'm not sure what to do about the dad situation...

Should I take DS to go visit his dad in prison? My son knows where his dad is, that its a 'long time out', and he wants to visit. I keep hoping that if dad sees he has someone rooting for him on the outside, once he's released, he'll have more of a desire to stay on the right path-- but I also know that if he doesn't want to stay straight- he won't, regardless of who is out here, waiting for him.

My son is 6 years old, and his dad still has a year before he'll be released.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:18 PM
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I think you should....but weigh your options too.
I know not having mine around(he n my mom HATE each other) really made it hard and me question what life would've been like. If your son is interested in it take him, it's better he knows whether or not he wants to come back. There's nothing like having both your parents in your life regardless as to the circumstances, if his best interests are kept in mind things should be great if not handle your business. 4REAL! Good luck

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I'm not sure if its a good idea... Dad was never really involved (long story), but ever since he got locked up, he wants to be involved- and for the most part, is changing his life (as much as you can, while in prison).... Just recently, his mom (so my son's grandmother) is also involved in my son's life. I'm glad that they are able to have that bond, or starting to get that bond... But I'm not sure what to do about the dad situation...

Should I take DS to go visit his dad in prison? My son knows where his dad is, that its a 'long time out', and he wants to visit. I keep hoping that if dad sees he has someone rooting for him on the outside, once he's released, he'll have more of a desire to stay on the right path-- but I also know that if he doesn't want to stay straight- he won't, regardless of who is out here, waiting for him.

My son is 6 years old, and his dad still has a year before he'll be released.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:00 PM
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I would say follow your heart you know your son best. If he wants to visit his dad then consider it. As far as not being involved I know how that is being a single mom with military ex but nothing like getting locked up to get a reality check and realize how important relationships are. Find a way to co parent and as hard as it is always put your kids first. Lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family!
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