DEAR DEIDRE: MY daughter is neglecting her kids and it feels like history is repeating itself.
I’m 60 but when I was young I married a woman who turned out to be lazy, selfish and a terrible mother to our children.
Get in touch with Deidre today
My team and I are working safely from home but we are here to help you as always.
Send an email to [email protected]
Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.
You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.
Follow me on Twitter @deardeidre.
She never bothered to care for them properly.
She was focused only on her own life.
After we eventually got divorced, the children came to live with me and my new wife.
My eldest daughter is now 29 and has two children of her own.
She’s split up with their father and has struggled.
Last week, she called me and asked if I could babysit the children, as she had to work a last-minute late shift.
I arrived at 8pm to find she had already gone and hadn’t fed them.
She expected an eight-year-old and a six-year-old to get their own dinner.
When I called her, she said it was fine – she’d left food for them in the fridge – and put the phone down.
I’m so angry. Her behaviour is just like her mother’s.
DEIDRE SAYS: Seeing your ex-wife’s behaviour pattern repeated in the next generation must be hugely upsetting. But getting angry with her won’t help.
Try to talk to her gently and ask if she needs more support. There is good reason to worry the kids are at risk, so please contact the NSPCC helpline (nspcc.org.uk, 0808 800 5000) to talk in confidence.
My support pack Protecting Kids From Abuse will be useful too.
NEXT IN TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE My husband wants to bring his cross-dressing into the bedroom
READ DEIDRE'S NEW PHOTO CASEBOOK Micky tells ex-lover Gillian to move out after she made a move on him
GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]
Source: Read Full Article