Hi guys, I have 2 boys one 3yrs and one 4 months. My eldest child is has a different father to my youngest, I feel pregnant after ending a terbulant long term relationship and going out clubbing for the first time:/ that night is a blur and to say the least I'm not sure who the father is. My fiancé and I have been together since he was 10months old and is the only father he's ever known, my question is how do I tell him that daddy isn't his biological dad? I do have to tell have don't I? and what age is the right age? Thanks guys I really do appreciate it
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Anna - posted on 05/05/2012
I don't think your 3 year old would understand that concept right now, and I frankly don't see any reason to worry about it. To me, 'Dad' is the name of a man who raises and nurtures a child, whether he's biologically related or not. If the topic comes up when he's older, say the 7-10 year old range, then of course explain and answer questions. But I'd put more emphasis on the fact that he has a loving father figure in his life than worry about who his absent biological father may be. The term 'family' has come to mean many different types of dynamics these days, and yours is just one of those. Also congratulations on your impending marriage.
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