I am the non-custodial parent of an 11 year old boy who lives in a different state. Due to circumstances, it's been a year since I've seen him and I have an upcoming visit with him soon. He has a tablet which he plays video games on and I asked if he was bringing it. His dad said he wasn't sure but that if he does there is a rule that no one can play with it except him. This is because he apparently is very posessive of it and flipped out because one of his cousins tossed it on the couch after using it.
I'm not really sure how I feel about all of this. For one I don't like my ex telling me what the rules are as if *I* also must comply with him. On the other hand, I don't exactly believe in "Forced" sharing for the most part. I always was taught you "had" to share but when I visited a preschool class one of my kids were in I realized that the teachers always had the kids ask to share and the original kid always had the option.
Now as an aside, I would like to point out that I hate to let anyone use my phone, I don't let kids play games on it (and I get a lot of requests) and I rarely let anyone use my laptop and when they do it's a guest account. So I understand, for me, electronics are personal belongings. I get that.
I just am not sure how I feel about this. What do you think and what would you do if you were in this situation?