Is there a long term reward for being the hated, mean, involved, responsible parent?
I can’t seem to get on the same page as my “co-parent”. I am against my 12 year old daughter (my son 15 the gamer could care less about them) having social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat while her mother could care less. I know some have age restrictions but they are non responsive when I contact them via email saying it’s my daughter who’s underage and I want to know how to close the account. This along with finding activities for my 3 kids to do with our time together which the older 2 want no part of because “they don’t want to do anything, just stay home, it’s never fun”. Wether they admit it or not more than half the time they are not bored. And I think it’s important to expose them to new things, hoping they’ll discover an interest. With being the only parent who enforces any rules such as taking away privileges for bad grades, having diet restrictions (ex. no soda in mornings or near bedtime), and reaching out to teachers to see how they’re doing in school, I can definitely sense their anger and disappointment. The divorce was hard on them, they don’t have structure in their life with no effort being made from their other home, yet she has majority custody. Has anyone gone through this and ended up with a good relationship with their kids after all is said and done?