Ivy - posted on 09/13/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter's father only sees her a few times a year. Her grandmother has other grandchildren to spend the night for over a week at a time and rarely lets her stay the night. Her grandmother says, "Maybe" or even that she will do something and never does it.
What do I say to my daughter? She has no one she can truly rely on but me. It scares me, and it is starting to scare her. She is almost 4, and she is worried that I will DIE. (Oh, she plays with children who are 5 and 6, and she's very smart. I think she legitimately is worried about my death.)
I don't know how to calm her fears. I am even thinking that I will have to further limit her time with her grandmother because she keeps getting hurt by her "promises".