"Where is my dad?"

Elizabeth - posted on 11/03/2017 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I have been dreading the day this question would come and i thought, with him only being 5, that I still had a couple more years until it would but nope...so I've been a single mom for his entire life pretty much. He's only met his "dad" twice and it was when he was a baby and he was only wanting to see him every couple of months and i really didn't want my son to have a revolving door dad in his life because I know how it feels when your father is not around alot and i didn't want to do that to him. He wouldn't get a job or help with anything and he was verbally abusive to me and only cared about getting his drugs as well so i just left and made no more attempts to contact him and try and let him be a dad. So now comes the time where my son is asking where is my dad and i have no idea how to answer that question. Can somebody help me please???

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Anamaclellan - posted on 11/08/2017

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I like what Alexis said, it is important for him to know the truth in a way that a five year old will understand. Just be honest with him and love him.

Alexis - posted on 11/07/2017

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Being gentle but honest is in my opinion the best way to go. Most importantly be consistent to avoid confusion.

Think about what his response would be if one of his little friends asked about his dad. What would/should he say?

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