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Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc
      06/22/09 10:09 PM

He really is old enough to accept the explanation that he may not like talking on the phone and that's fine, but he NEEDS to talk to his dad. Is it possible for them to have a web cam conversation online?

My daughter is not quite 2 and doesn't do really well on the phone yet but she does get on long enough to talk to daddy and say "Hi daddy" and "I love you" and babble a little. She will talk a little more if I prompt her like telling her to count for daddy or (try to) recite Patty Cake. If she can do it an 8yo should be able to talk for 5 minutes. Maybe it would be easier for him if you sat with him before hand and had him make a short list of things he wanted to tell his dad. Some kids don't really know what to say when put on the spot, like a phone call , but will do better if they have an idea about what they want to say.

I can't really imagine you can "force" him to talk on the phone but you should do everything you can to encourage it. It doesn't matter what kind of @ss he is/was to you, you DID choose to have a child with him.

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* Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc ChiefsTigress 06/14/09 11:00 PM
. * * Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc yregna   07/15/09 02:57 PM
. * * Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc AloneInTheDark   10/14/09 03:32 PM
. * * Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc Debi   06/22/09 10:09 PM
. * * Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc stepmom23   07/05/09 05:15 PM
. * * Re: Would y'all pls give me opinions,experiences,etc Yes_Dad   06/16/09 06:48 AM
. * * How far apart... gr8Dad   06/15/09 01:34 PM

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