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Yesterday I read an email we received from a Rock-A-Holic named Greg.
Greg is 25-years-old and never grew up with a father. His parents divorced when he was 4-years-old and his mom never remarried so he never had a father figure in his life.
Greg has the opportunity to drive down this weekend to see him for Father’s Day in Spokane but his mom is not happy about this. She’s so upset that she hasn’t talked to Greg for days!
Greg didn’t know if he should cancel the trip or talk to his mom.
Here’s the thing I want to tell every single parent who is raising a child, no good can come from you talking badly about the other parent.
I understand if Greg’s mom has her reasons for why she hates her Greg’s dad but those shouldn’t be projected onto him.
Your child needs to be able to grow up and find out on his or her own what both their parents are like.
The only time it would be acceptable to bad mouth the other parent and keep your kids from them is when they’re a dangerous threat.
Let your kids experience these things for themselves and for people in Greg’s situation, you have every right to get to know your father and don’t let anyone stand in your way of making that happen.