Erica - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is eight years old. His dad and I have been divorced for four years now. He is in my primary care, but sees his dad regularly and he is very involved in his life. His dad is native Chinese, and is planning a two-week trip to China to visit his parents in July. My son is feeling anxious about being gone for two weeks without me. He's made a couple of comments about trying to decide if he will take the trip with his dad or not. Of course I think he should and I know that he'll be just fine when he gets there. I'm just not sure what kind of reassurance he is looking for. What would you suggest I tell him? We've already said he can call me anytime and we'll be in contact constantly. We've reminded him that he's been without me before when I've traveled abroad and he has stayed here with his dad. I think I am looking for something creative to help him relax and feel like we're still connected. Do you have any suggestions?