Alex Harris, center, timidly hugs his father Phil in the doorway of his mother, Crystal’s North Highlands home while she watches on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Alex had not spent time with his father in weeks. Phil travels around for the military and currently lives in. Hotel about two hours away, and when he yelled at Alex, Alex never wanted to go back. Crystal says she has been emotionally abused by Phil, so she carefully watches over the situation and does not force the kids to spend time with their father.