Heidi - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
Its been brought to my attention that the sm in my situation started a new topic on Step Moms. She wants to know why would someone tell there child the nitty gritty details of you breaking up with your ex? Good question, but she must be bored to start this AGAIN. Let it go already!!!!!!! I have always been upfront with my son as to why I left my not so wonderful ex. I feel my son has the right to know when he asks. I am not going to lie to him about it. In time he will know absolutely everything, but for now he knows bits a pieces of it and that is fine with him. When and if he asks again I will be honest with him. There is NO need to lie to a child, but you can tell them the truth in a way that they will understand. Kids are smart and they will know when you are lying to them. So the way I see it is be upfront and honest.