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Can a father tell their child not to talk to the child's mother?

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anyone can tell anyone to do anything but that doesnt necessarily mean they'll listen.

that's just wrong to tell a child though, my mom tells my brother to stop talking to his father but he never listens.
it is not legal and wrong for the child to be put in the situation between the parents because they have issues , poor kid :/

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My girlfriend's Ex-husband will not let her talk to her daughter when she is there with him. Not even on the phone, and rarely if he does it's a set time limit. I know that I shouldn't interfere, but I am very close to straightening this man out. Np one should be treated this way, especially her daughter.
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No

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you can definitely tell them, but they probably won't listen to you unless you have a REALLY good reason

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Depends r the parents divorced

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yes, what if the mom is a bad influence...

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OMG! I hope thats not seriously the case! NO, they shouldnt and if he does, what kind of father his he!!??

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No because if you tell him that then he will talk to her! Unless you have a really obedient child

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No never...dad doesn't have the right to choose who the children talk to. Freedom of speech issue. Also, it's alittle alarming to think that dad doesn't want his children to talk to mom. She loves the children as well as dad... Poor judgement on dads part!! Shame my friend:(

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Not if he's a good father. you have to love your child more than you hate the other parent.

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If it's best for the kid

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Absolutely not!

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Always remember that a child needs a mother and a father , and to put a child in the middle of a dispute between two parents will cause the child pain and suffering.If Dad is taking care of the child , he or she will figure out who has their best interest at heart. Never knock the other person, it will not pay off!! Good luck and peace......

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It depends. How old is the child? And what is the father's reason for giving such an order?

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Yes he can but , thats so freaking mean what kind of dad this there kid not to talk to the mother ? Well I guess a rude one ......

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Divorced parents should not bad-mouth each other. It hurts the children. It has not, however, been said often enough that other family member and friends of divorced parents also should not degrade either parent to or in the presence of children.That also hurts the children.
Children see themselves as half of each parent. When children hear bad things about one parent, they hear bad things about half of themselves. If they hear bad things about both their parents, they feel that both halves of themselves must be of little worth. It is against the law in some places to do that. So yeah don't tell your child not to talk to their parent, they need to make that decision on their own.

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It all depends if the ex wife is bad. As in drugs or bad influiance. I would to. If your doing this to be mean don't i'd advise not too.

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I do not believe any parent, that means women too, should disrespect or disparage the other parent in front of the child. No matter how the parents feel about each other now, at one point they thought enough about each-other to have a child and should nor try to negatively influence them.

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they could, but shouldn't

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