daughter wants to live with dad...
My 14 year old daughter, whom is very moody these days, has decided that she would like to go live with her father. Some background; ...dad has been apart of her life, began to see her with some regularity, when she was 10, she generally will stay with him and his parents one or two weekends per month. He is not an ideal parent, doesn't hold much of a job and drinks often. Last weekend my daughter through a temper tantrum demanding I take her to her dads. In the end I ended up dropping her off with her 4 large bags of clothes. If he was more together I would feel more secure that she wants to give this a go, but I don't trust his parenting capabilities. After 12 years of having no interest in raising her, he now decides he is going to make an effort and get an apartment and bla bla bla...so now...this is becoming in her mind a great option. And gets her away from her crabby old mom. Anyway I just am not sure how to handle the situation. Child authorities I am sure would bring her back but she is likely to bolt from me and then where will she be...back at dads or worse! I'd like to say we could alternate weeks or for her to give it a try if she wants but, he just isn't a fit father.