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Times a mother is allowed to keep away her child from the father.

24 May 2016, 16:55 Shakilia Alivitsa

Whom you choose to procreate with is very important; but because you do not listen, we have to have topics like this.

It is common place for a mother to keep her child from the father; maybe to get what she wants, to put him on a leash or to protect her child. I do not know what category you fall in. But there are actually some instances where you might be right.

When the father is not a good influence

I wanted to say a crazy person but good and bad influence fall in a lot of categories. When you get mixed up with a criminal, you know you have to take that away from the child. At times people do not have the best intentions and even most people that are parents should not be parents. It is obvious that you know the more time the child spends around him, the more the child will be culpable to ‘borrow’ some habits. So in such a case, you are allowed.

When his people are not good people

A mother in law that is crazy, a sister in law that has a lot to say, a friend that is not the best for your child; they all come in a lot of categories. Women keep their children away, not even because of the father but because of the flock. You will eventually let your child be around these people and if they are bad, that bad gets to the child. If they are talking, the child will eventually hear. If they are bringing women, that child will eventually see.

When you know they will obviously try to alienate you from the child

If they do not like you and the child is small, the child will pick it up. It is that simple. If they have something bad to say about you, then I do get why you would want them away. People do not know how to compartmentalize so even if they swear up and down, they eventually slip and that is when your child starts acting different. That is why most women will not let their child around the father’s relatives if they hate her; they can alienate the child.

The person does not know how to keep the personal from the child

As a mother you can tell. Everyone will rain on your head on why you are being a bad mother but you already know that your ex may take out his issues on the child. It happens and at times children do not talk or say so the abuse goes on for a while. If you sense this than what you are doing is okay.

They bring wrong people around the child

They have yet to settle down so it is Grace and Kelly then, Kimmy and Natasha. Innocence needs to be protected; there is no need for the child to keep on seeing all these people.

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