We had family court orders finalised early in 2014. The children are teenagers aged 14 (15 in Jan) and 17 (18 in March). Orders are for the kids to live with me (mother) and spend alternate weekends plus half holidays with their father who lives a two hour return trip away. The 17 year old has a part time job and is sometimes travelling an hour to get to work if the shift is on a weekend he is with his father and returning, he also gets picked up after parties and driven an hour home. ... But the main problem is, our daughter is really struggling with going every alternate weekend & for a week during the holidays (plus a week about for 8 weeks at Christmas). She misses out on normal teenage activities on the weekends she is away, she gets really homesick and says she feels depressed. Her father won't acknowledge that the kids want to do things with their peers at home. I think I have to organise mediation to discuss the orders which are just not working anymore ... But I am almost certain that their father will continue to push for the kids to be court ordered. I wonder what could happen if the kids just said they weren't going ... If he called the police to report a breach do you feel the police would force the kids to go and charge me???