A parent being able to block a child from traveling?

Discuss the July 2017 Book of the Month, My Trip to Adele by A.I.Alyaseer and R.I.Alyaseer.

View My Trip to Adele on Bookshelves

View My Trip to Adele on Amazon (Free with Kindle Unlimited)
User avatar
Excitedreads
Posts: 418
Joined: 29 Jun 2017, 09:12
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 76
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 667">Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</a>
Currently Reading: Rich Woman
Bookshelf Size: 142
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-excitedreads.html
Latest Review: "Puffy and the Formidable Foe" by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon
Reading Device: B00J8DL78O

Re: A parent being able to block a child from traveling?

Post by Excitedreads »

It's sad that Nadia's ex used her and Waleed's trip to get back at her, but at the end of the day, the person who is most affected is Waleed; an innocent in the entire situation. It was indeed petty and Waleed did not deserve to pay the price he did.
Sadly the reality of parents kidnapping their children from "the other" parent is a real one. And sometimes it's not always beneficial to the child, so I understand the law, and it makes sense. Though it's not as black and white as we would like it to be
Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be...
Latest Review: "Puffy and the Formidable Foe" by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon

User avatar
Ssinghal
Posts: 217
Joined: 28 May 2017, 01:49
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 72
Bookshelf Size: 1117
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ssinghal.html
Latest Review: "Call Me Pomeroy" by James Hanna

Post by Ssinghal »

I think it was quite cruel for the father to do something like that at the last moment without any prior notice, but the law is well justified since some mothers may wish to flee with their children and never return. However, he used it for is own personal revenge and that was wrong.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one...
-George RR Martin
Latest Review: "Call Me Pomeroy" by James Hanna

User avatar
Steph K
Posts: 180
Joined: 23 Apr 2017, 16:01
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 23
Currently Reading: The Hobbit
Bookshelf Size: 137
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-steph-k.html
Latest Review: Ever After by H M Irwing

Post by Steph K »

This was a terrible vindictive action on the ex's part. It happens a lot in real life, too. Children become pieces in a feuding couple's game.

bookiegalke
Posts: 361
Joined: 07 Jul 2017, 04:02
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 27
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 58
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bookiegalke.html
Latest Review: One Way or Another by Mary J. Williams

Post by bookiegalke »

I once saw this kind of thing in a movie I watched but I found it to be rather selfish of the father to have done this just to get back at Nadia for reporting him to the police
'if you encounter a man of rare intellect, you should ask him what books he reads'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

User avatar
CatInTheHat
Bookshelves Moderator
Posts: 2828
Joined: 31 May 2016, 11:53
2019 Reading Goal: 75
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 32
Favorite Book: Cry the Beloved Country
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 498
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-catinthehat.html
Latest Review: Davidson’s Inlet by John Brown
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU
Publishing Contest Votes: 0

Post by CatInTheHat »

bookiegalke wrote:I once saw this kind of thing in a movie I watched but I found it to be rather selfish of the father to have done this just to get back at Nadia for reporting him to the police
I would agree, Nadia's ex was very selfish. If a parent has a history of taking the child and disappearing, or not returning when they're supposed, or in the midst of a custody battle, it would be okay to have such a restriction. But no parent should be able to stop the other from traveling when the child is under the traveling parents care when there has not been situations that would cause suspicion by a judge that the parent might not return.
Life without a good book is something the CatInTheHat cannot imagine.

User avatar
Yeosin Mary
Posts: 15
Joined: 26 Jul 2017, 05:49
2018 Reading Goal: 340
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 13

Post by Yeosin Mary »

I have never been in such situation before so I can't relate to it. But still parent should have their children in mind at all times thinking about what's good for them and not about their own selfish reasons.

User avatar
ktom
Posts: 100
Joined: 30 Jan 2018, 16:10
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 13
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ktom.html
Latest Review: Trip to Adele by R I Alyaseer and A I Alyaseer

Post by ktom »

Of course! If dad doesn't want to go then none of us get to go. My ex-husband has used this manipulative tactic many times to ruin trips for our family. Good times! lol :)
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." - Henry James

User avatar
onixpam
Posts: 317
Joined: 14 Feb 2018, 00:19
2019 Reading Goal: 10
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 50
2018 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 33
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 130
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-onixpam.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by onixpam »

Many couples use their children for revenge, I really felt frustrated when Nadia was not able to travel with her son. I felt really angry because of some people that only wants to please their own desires and they forget what parenting really is.

User avatar
Lovestoreadb00ks
Posts: 4
Joined: 20 Mar 2018, 08:44
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 1
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 43
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lovestoreadb00ks.html
Latest Review: Trip to Adele by R I Alyaseer and A I Alyaseer

Post by Lovestoreadb00ks »

I feel like the father was very selfish in this situation. He didn’t think once about how it would make his son feel. Instead, he put himself first and hurt two people who didn’t deserve it, I raise my glass to Nadia. She is such a strong, positive, selfless woman who always thinks of her son and his safety first. To work so hard to finally be able to go on a much needed and well deserved trip with her son, only to have it ripped away from her in less than 30 seconds, must have been heart wrenching. Sadly, things like this happen every day. Parents put their kids in the middle to get back at each other. It is so sad that children have to experience this. Who are we, as parents, to put our children in the middle of a battle that should exclude them completely?

jvez
Posts: 313
Joined: 08 Apr 2018, 00:15
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 36
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jvez.html
Latest Review: The Providence of Fortune by T. K. Love

Post by jvez »

Yes, this does happen. I know of underage kids who can't acquire visas because they need the other parent's approval. Some parents just tend to be too selfish and have too much pride to even care about their own child.

biscuits
Posts: 52
Joined: 16 Apr 2018, 03:46
2018 Reading Goal: 20
Favorite Book: Life is an open secret
Currently Reading: How to win and influence people
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-biscuits.html
Latest Review: Trip to Adele by R I Alyaseer and A I Alyaseer

Post by biscuits »

Just because he wanted to get back at his wife, I wonder why a father would do that to his own child? He's really too cruel.

User avatar
10mile72
Posts: 478
Joined: 21 May 2018, 12:13
Currently Reading: Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief
Bookshelf Size: 303
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-10mile72.html
Latest Review: Marriage 101 by Rodney D Sewell

Post by 10mile72 »

I've seen situations where the child of a divorced couple is used as a weapon by one or both sides. It's unfortunate, but it does happen. I think the anger is so intense in these situations that people become blinded.

User avatar
Dusamae
Posts: 266
Joined: 09 Jun 2018, 10:20
2018 Reading Goal: 24
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 133
Favorite Book: End of the Last Great Kingdom
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 116
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dusamae.html
Latest Review: The Sparrow by Denna M. Davis

Post by Dusamae »

I was frustrated that Nadia could not take Waleed to the concert, but as I told my husband, in just a few years they can travel where ever they want. There will be other concerts and travel will be great at any age.

User avatar
Kister Bless
Posts: 603
Joined: 16 May 2017, 10:12
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 36
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Currently Reading: Strong Heart
Bookshelf Size: 69
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kister-bless.html
Latest Review: Randy Love...at your service by Shay Carter

Post by Kister Bless »

That was so mean of him. Even if he had issues with Nadia, he shouldn't have deprived of his son the right to travel with the mother.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin.

User avatar
Ria710
Posts: 338
Joined: 11 Jan 2020, 20:52
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 50
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ria710.html
Latest Review: Disnae Matter What The Rouge Lobster Sings by Mickey Walsh Jr.

Post by Ria710 »

That part of the book made me really sad. Children shouldn't be brought in the middle of parents issues.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "My Trip to Adele" by A.I.Alyaseer and R.I.Alyaseer”