A reader asks whether a parent can be blamed for taking a child fishing and hunting.
Child have watched their parents hunting, fishing, and slaughtering farm animals for 1000s of years. There is no known harm. You could run into a judge or custody evaluator who happens to be an animal rights activist. Those folks are unpredictable.
Another reader says that I should be scared to comment on an allegedly psychologically damaging frog boiling incident.
No, accusations do not scare me. My ex-wife has already made many wackier and more potentially damaging allegations. They have all turned out to be false, irrelevant, or easily explainable.
My kids were with me all last week. My ex-wife called regularly to check up on them. They missed a couple of days of school from being sick. One teacher said that a third of the school was absent one day. The kids still completed their schoolwork.
Somehow my ex-wife reported some garbled stories that caused an anonymous poster to say that I am crazy and that our kids will need therapy. My ex-wife spent a lot of time, effort, and money to try to convince the court that I had some psychological problems. After hearing all her claims, three court experts said that there was nothing wrong with me. If anything, the problems were with her, not me.
Perhaps she is planning another legal attack, I don't know. If so, I will vigorously defend myself. The kids do not need therapy. They are doing well. I am much more sane than my ex-wife. I will prove it again, if I have to.