My daughter's father died when she was 6... she's now 8. Anyone with similiar experiences who could offer some suggestions on how to be sure she's

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Lee-Anne - posted on 04/29/2009

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its never happend to me but all i can say is try to be her friend as well as her mum and try talking to her about how she feels it might not happen straight away and if that dosnt work she might open up to some one else like a relative or friend hope all goes well

Katie - posted on 04/28/2009

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My daughter's father (my first husband) died when she was a year old. So she has no memories of him now that she is 5. However, she does ask and talk about him many times (even though I'm remarried and she loves him and calls him daddy). We talk straight forward with her, go through pictures, I tell her stories about him and her when she was a baby, etc. I talked to a friend who went through a similar situation when she was young and now is a grad student majoring in child psych that is what she said helped her the most growing up.

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2009

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Well, my daughter's experience is probably a bit different, but here it goes...she never knew her father, because he's a jerk and didn't want to have anything to do with her, but he passed away when she was 6, as well. When I told her, she was sad, but did not cry, for she did not know the man. I had told her all the good things about him and the good times we had. We went through pictures of him and I together, and made a memory box together. She looks through it frequently and it seems to have helped her cope. I hope that helps you in some way.

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