What do you do when you are a child and your heart is breaking? You go to the biggest, strongest people you know. You go to the people you have always counted on. You go to your parents. What do you do when your parents tell you there is nothing they can do to help you? What do you do when they say they don't get to decide where you live or which one of them you get to kiss good night? Well, these children went straight to the Judge with their hopes, questions and fears.
i want you to tell her to come to my real hous cause i hate my step mothr that is why. cause my stomich fels upset cause she tels my real mom i am not here when she cals.
pleasee help me get to live with my mom and new sistr. thank you vere munch,
The really bad arguments with her went on for almost two weeks. It wasn't until Daddy called to see how things were going that mom finally calmed down. Daddy told mom that we were good girls, and get very good grades, act just like our friends and that we were normal. The next day she started to take more of her nerve pills and blame us for things we didn't do. Mom bought us some strange bibles and we had to study them at the kitchen table from right after breakfast until lunch time every day. It didn't go so well after that. Mom acts different from the other adults we know and doesn't have any friends. We think that means that something is wrong.
When we I got home, we told Daddy about what had happened, how mom said that Daddy was brain washing us and that we were headed down the wrong path in life, which we are not. It is very uncomfortable being with her. The bible in this package is from mom. After you look at it please send it back. She will think I threw it away if I don't have it the next time. Mom wants to see our bibles in our school pictures so she knows we are studying each day.
We don't want to go back to her house anymore, but it is your court law for us to go. Can you have her come here for visitation?
When he is meen to me I call him old stinke head so he can not here me.
If you can think of a way for me to be the boss of my room pleas send me a letter.
In hopes for a perfect world,
These letters have been edited and excerpted from the book "Dear Judge"- Children's Letters to the Judge Compiled By Charlotte Hardwick, published by Pale Horse Publishing. "Dear Judge" is chock-full of how kids really feel about divorce, how they feel manipulated at times, and most importantly how much smarter they are about things than most divorced parents give them credit. For more information, visit www.custodywar.com.
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