Dad's Dilemma: Refusing to Discipline Daughter with Ex - Right or Wrong? 🤔

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Parenting is a journey filled with joy, laughter, and yes, a fair share of disagreements. But what happens when these disagreements extend beyond the typical 'what's for dinner' debate and into the realm of discipline? One father found himself in such a predicament, refusing to enforce his ex-partner's disciplinary measures on their daughter. Let's delve into this intriguing saga. 🕵️‍♀️

The Opening Salvo 🏹

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A Father's Stand: Righteous Rebellion or Reckless Refusal? 🎭

In a world where co-parenting can often be a tightrope walk, one father's refusal to align with his ex's disciplinary approach has sparked a heated debate. His bold stance has left many wondering if he's championing his daughter's cause or simply adding fuel to the fire of an already complex situation. Let's see what the world wide web has to say about this intriguing tale. 💭

NTA, fight for custody and protect your daughter's future 💪

BabY_pot4to | BabY_pot4to

NTA for refusing to discipline daughter; therapy recommended for healing 🤔

Dontdrinkthecoffee | Dontdrinkthecoffee

NTA. Fight for your daughter's well-being and happiness! 👏

Sad_Sherbet_7411 | Sad_Sherbet_7411

NTA for not backing up ex-wife, but somewhat an a**hole

Theunpolitical | Theunpolitical

Toxic situation: Daughter manipulates mom, but is discipline necessary? 🤔

Excellent_Care1859 | Excellent_Care1859

NTA! Secure full custody & protect college fund from ex 💪

BlackfyreWraith | BlackfyreWraith

Empowering daughter to make life-changing decisions. 🌟

BaltimoreBadger23 | BaltimoreBadger23

NTA: Suggest open communication and therapy to rebuild trust. 👍

Amiedeslivres | Amiedeslivres

NTA. Have a sit down with your daughter and ex 👍

Toomanystarfish | Toomanystarfish

NTA! Ex stole from your kid. Fight for custody & freedom! 💪

tatasz | tatasz

Heartbreaking story of financial betrayal by parents. NTA, stay strong. 👏

CreativePrimary2572 | CreativePrimary2572

NTA. Justified mistrust and a crazy plan. 🤔

IDKareyou77 | IDKareyou77

NTA. Reinforce important rules for daughter's safety and mental health. 💪

photosbeersandteach | photosbeersandteach

NTA: Co-parenting war, she can't demand team spirit. 🤔

JuliaX1984 | JuliaX1984

"NTA. Discuss custody agreement with daughter for her best interest. 👍"

Fray_The_Pugilist | Fray_The_Pugilist

Daughter tries to take money from college fund 😱

Kindly_Caregiver_212 | Kindly_Caregiver_212

NTA: Fight for your rights and revisit the custody agreement! 💪

Pure-Penguin | Pure-Penguin

NTA. Seek full custody, MIL's support, and Mandy's input. 👍

berlinrain | berlinrain

"NTA Interesting how she asks for a 'united front' when it's her a** in the fire, but she was only too glad to divide you and your daughter to suit her needs. No, I don't think you should. Mandy is getting to that age where the gleaming shiny exterior of her parents needs to be stripped away for the reality, and sometimes that reality is that one parent is a genuine parasite. Just to be clear, Mandy isn't playing anyone against anyone. After all, it would be her choice ultimately who she wants to live with depending on state laws and the state of family court in your region. I'll also add that she's pretty much right that mommy dearest needs that child support to support *herself* more than her daughter needs her support. At this point it sounds more like you're just not actively stopping Mandy, but not actively encouraging her either. Inaction is sometimes the best action."

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NTA. Daughter's emotional response to mom's actions is understandable. 😢

Defiant-Special-4590 | Defiant-Special-4590

Be the supportive dad your daughter needs, without playing sides. 👍

Copper__Phoenix | Copper__Phoenix

NTA: Commenter criticizes sympathizers, calls out ridiculousness 😳

ImMisterWumbo | ImMisterWumbo

NTA. Daughter stole college fund; mom should've sent her to you.

JaneIre | JaneIre

NTA: Ex-wife prioritizes money over daughter's well-being. Protect your child! 👏

bragineptune | bragineptune

NTA: Ex tried to steal, sued for support, now wants unity 💯

Perfect-Resident940 | Perfect-Resident940

Supportive comment suggests giving daughter space to reflect. 👍

BeTheCheeto | BeTheCheeto

Is Mandy's mom unfit or are you refusing out of anger? 🤔

EliannaRys | EliannaRys

Ex prioritizing new relationship, trying to steal daughter's college fund. 🤔

PD216ohio | PD216ohio

NTA - Standing up for your principles as a parent! 👏

Strange-Sir5604 | Strange-Sir5604

NTA, but set boundaries for your daughter's behavior to avoid conflict 🙏

rovirb | rovirb

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