How do I tell my son that I don't want him to see his dad because he abused and tried to kill us

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Jenna - posted on 09/05/2012

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Thank you so much I don't know if I even want to tell him but I don't want him to hate me for keeping him away

Jocelyn - posted on 09/05/2012

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Be honest. Even a two year old can understand "Daddy tried to hurt us. He has to stay away so we can be safe." You don't need to divulge details about how many times he hit/abused you, if that's what you're asking. Just be general and let him know it is for you and your child's safety. He may ask why daddy hurt you two, and you can say you don't know, or daddy's troubled, but let him know it's not right and you would never hurt him. Good luck.

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