My question involves a child custody case from the State of: washington. Can a 4 year old be forced to talk on the phone to his father when he (the child) absolutely refuses to do so? The father was granted permission to call his son once a week, but everytime that he calls, the mother tells the 4 year old that his father is on the phone and she asks him if he wants to talk to him. The 4 year old cries and screams "NO! I don't want to talk to him." He throws an absolute fit and will NOT come to the phone. Can the court require the mother to force the child to take the phone?