How to explain an Absent Father to a 7 year old who keeps asking tons of questions??Any helpful tips?

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Jodi - posted on 01/03/2013

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It depends why dad is absent. Try to stick with the truth, because chances are, the truth will come out anyway, and you don't want to be caught in a lie. But keep the truth really simple. It could be as simple as telling them that their father wasn't ready to be a daddy yet.

S. - posted on 01/03/2013

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I'm with dove tell the truth. Kids handle these things better then you think they will.

Dove - posted on 01/03/2013

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Tell the truth in child friendly terms without slamming the father (can be hard to do in many circumstances, but not impossible if you keep it simple and general).

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