How to tell her??

Blueeyeangel30 - posted on 09/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am a single mom trying to decide how to explain to my 8 yr old daughter why her father has never been in her life..because the answer is he has never and doesn't want too be..to the point I don't even know where he is or how to get ahold of him...(even if I wanted to which I Don't) but my daughter really wants to know who he is and where he is and why he's not here... I don't know how to tell her without hurting her... any ideas would be great...

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Jodi - posted on 09/26/2014

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Let her know that her father just simply was not ready to be a daddy yet. No need to tell her that he wanted nothing to do with her. Take the emphasis away from it being about her, and make it about him. But don't put him down for it. Let her know that some people aren't ready to be parents sometimes, and that is what happened with her daddy.

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