7 Year old son w/ Dad for school year?

Carthelle - posted on 06/05/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 7 year old son asked that he live with his dad for this school year, it would break my heatrt but I am thinking yes. His father is very involved in his life and I have another child with my now fiance. We all live together so I can see that my son is just wanting his daddy more. Is he too young to make this big decision for me?

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Shalah - posted on 06/05/2010

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Well, in truth, the decision effects him more than it does you, so his input should certainly be taken into consideration. But when it comes down to it, you are his mother and should use your instincts to do what is best for him, even if it is painful for you. If there is a lack of his dad in his life and it is effecting him negatively, it may be just what he needs to give him confidence and self-sufficiency. Let your heart tell you what he needs, and then give it to him. Needing his dad doesn't mean he doesn't need you. If you still aren't sure, open up a good long conversation with him about it and I bet it will come clear. It's a hard decision, but you have to do what's best for him. It sounds like you already know what to do.

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