Lucitta - posted on 04/14/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
This may be a bit long winded.
I just received word this morning that a good male friend of mine passed away last night in a work accident. His daughter was placed in a home while things were sorted, but as her godmother I am taking custody of her.
While I was very close to her father, I have spent only minimal time with her. I don't have custody of her yet, but weill be receiving it very shortly, within the next few days.
I have no idea how to welcome her in to our home, and make her comfortable. I have no idea how to support her in this time of loss. I have no idea how to talk to my children about having her come and live with us. My oldest, Lu, understands and is all for it, and my youngest Arthur sees it as getting a younger sister. My middle son Marzio has been acting out a bit lately, and going with his current disrespectful and disobedient phase, he strongly dislikes the extra person coming in.
She is 11 years old.
Could anybody please offer me advice?