My 3 year olds father and I have just separated, I found out he left her asleep int he car whilst he went to the supermarket for a few things, he doesn't see a problem with it, what should I do?
Answer: You need to speak with him about this, in a calm way. Leaving her in the car is not a safe practice and although he probably felt that he didn't want to wake her, she is too young and too vulnerable to be left unsupervised, asleep or not. Pick a time when you are both calm, in control and avoid being accusing. Just state the facts and say this is about her safety, this needs to come before anything else. You will most probably have many times over the years when you need to communicate your parenting styles and how you are caring for her. Try, at all costs to maintain a reasonable standard of communication with each other. Your daughter can only benefit from this. Cheers Jane
Answered: 11 May 2013