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#1 of 5 Old 12-03-2009, 03:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm not single (yet, we'll see what the future brings) but a friend of mine recently is. I was wondering something about his situation. What do kids like to do with the N/C dad? If they see him EOW or less, would they rather do things like go to the zoo and science museum or just hang out and play games with him?

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I think it depends on the age of the children involved. When my DS' father comes to visit, we do a couple of fun things but mostly it's life as usual.
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also depends on the age and personalities - of both parent and kid.

my dd is a party girl, her dad is not a going outer with kids. so he stays home with her and seh goes over to his neighbours house at least once a day for a few hours.

when she was younger he took her to teh park because she was easier to manage.

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They are 6 and 7. I thought he had overscheduled their visit, but they ended up dropping half the activities and just hanging out at home a bunch too.
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yeah that's usually what happens. adjustment time. since they are new at it.

but i think its good to have a plan - even if its overscheduling because at least you have something to do.

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