A two-year-old’s constant battle for independence makes for a challenging phase of parenting, to say the least! I think you both need to compromise here - I think you have the right to see her every week, say every saturday but every other week you have her from Friday to Sunday. So is 2 nights a week for myself & my mam too much??? I work away monday to thursday evenings & am back at my mums for 3 weekends every month. Have a communicate which includes your husband relating to the way you're able to desire to start disciplining her. My mum & brother live 45Min'ss away and only get to see my daughter when i take her to them or they drive through, my exdoesn'tt take her through now &hasn'tt for months. Now you are remarrying. Managing Difficult 2-Year-Old Behavior. that's an somewhat mushy concern in view that she has a mom in her life already, yet she isn't too youthful for you to teach issues around. We've stayed friends though and it's all amicable (it wasn't to start with) but I've always thought every other weekend was reasonable and fair. To keep your child physically and mentally healthy, set limits on screen time. My 2 and a half year old stays at his dad's overnight 1 night a week, that's it. Ex dh and I now live 150 miles apart but until 2 years ago were more like 300 miles apart and we used to meet in the middle to hand over ds. Maybe think about putting together a plan that increases as time goes on, so for example, start every other weekend Saturday lunch time through until Sunday lunch or tea time until the youngest is 2 years old then increase to Friday evening to Sunday evening at that point, this will show that you are thinking about your children and the adjustments they will have to make. It is not unreasonable for you to have to nights a week, that would be the norm if you go through court. Thread starter vipe155; Start date Jan 26, 2010; Status This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Sometimes he stays for 4 nights in a row (if i go to a music festival) with no problems. So try to take a step back, recognize it, and give your little guy or gal jobs to do and let them handle some things without your help. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. Sign up to our DAD.info newsletter for the latest features, news and competitions. Don’t let your child sit in front of the TV all day every Saturday and don’t allow him … Get answers by asking now. It's wonderful that your mother loves her grandaughter but your wife already has time away from her daughter when she's with you (which is the right and legal thing to do of course). You might only have to pay what the court deems as necessary. Also you say it isn't your fault that she works the hours that she does but at the end of the day you are working unsociable hours as well which is resulting in you not seeing your daughter as well - it is therefore unfair for you to have her three our of four weekends every month. Then again he has been doing this since he was 5 months old so it's just the norm to him. I also have a 2 year old and eight month old of my very own. So that's nearly 6 years of every other weekend. I have moved out our jointly owned home & am still paying half themortgagee & child maintenance as agreed by us. Some interactive tools you may find useful: Sign up to our DAD.info newsletter for the latest features, news and competitions, Sign up to our DAD.info newsletter for the latest features, news and competitons, COVID-19 HAVING A SEVERE IMPACT ON SLEEP, A NATIONAL SLEEP SURVEY REVEALS, Help your kids tackle stress, hormone changes, anxiety, and sleep disorders, 10 TOP TIPS WHEN TALKING TO YOUR TEENAGERS ABOUT SEPARATION, The first 24 hours: what to expect when you bring baby home, Interview: Darron Speck on his Race across the World, Interview: Jason Manford on How To Answer Your Kids' Trickiest Questions.