Feeling Sappy: Written from a Child’s Perspective on Supervised Parenting Time
I looked out the window and saw Mom pull into the parking lot, my heart was beating so fast! I love and miss Mom and can’t wait to hug her! But I’m also mad at her. Why did she fight with Dad? And why haven’t I been able to see her? When Mom got to the front door I ran and gave her a hug. She hugged me tight, and we both smiled. Mom and I walk with a woman to a room with a lot of toys. Mom and I play while the woman watches and sometimes writes things down. Mom says she’s happy to see me and be able to play together. I’m happy too, but I’m still a little upset. Before I knew it, it was time to go. Dad was coming to pick me up. Time went by so fast! Mom and I said goodbye and we hugged tight! I watched Mom out of the window as she drove away. I was sad when Mom left but I was also happy I got to see her. It’s okay to feel a lot of things all at the same time. Seeing Mom made me feel sad and happy. I guess you could say I was feeling sappy!
Supervised Parenting Time refers to parenting time during which a third party is responsible for observing and ensuring the safety of the child(ren). The Layne Project’s supervised parenting time program allows for children an opportunity to continue their relationship with the visiting parent without being put in the middle of parental conflict.
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