I will cut to the chase quite quickly.
I was a JW up until 2007 when I officially cut my ties, although I was a regular visitor to this site for 3-4 years beforehand.
I married a JW in 2004, had a child, and in 2007 we separated and divorced. My daughter went to live with her Mother.
My ex-wife also left the JW's in 2007 following the breakdown of our marriage.
My daughter is six now and I speak to her every week on the phone - she lives 100+ miles away from me with her Mother, her step-father and two younger siblings.
I live with my partner and my two-year-old son.
During school holidays, my daughter comes to stay with me for sometimes a week or on occasions longer.
Her maternal, great-grandmother and great auntie are STAUNCH/STRICT JW's and I know they have been trying to fill my daughters head with Watchtower teachings for the past couple of years.
I have contacted her Mother and made it clear that I am not happy with this approach. My daughter celebrates Christmas/Birthdays etc and any JW teaching is going to be contradictory to this. She has agreed and told me that it is up to our daughter if she wants to become a JW or not when she is older.
Anyway, yesterday I spoke to her on the phone. It was her birthday a week ago and two weeks before she was telling me how she was having a party and all her school friends were going to be there.
Last week she told me that she was going to the cinema with her friend from school, not having a party afterall.
Last night she told me that she didn't go to the cinema and NO LONGER celebrates Birthdays, Christmas, or Halloween. I asked her why and she said 'I don't know' and that she didn't want to talk about it.
She has always been very well liked and had lots of friends. But over recent months she has been telling me how she has started falling out with people at school, not liking certain children, how a lot of her friends have pulled away from her, and so forth.
She was also very miserable on the phone last night and said that she couldn't wait to come and see me on Saturday.
I have sent an e-mail to the school today outlining my concerns.