When is the right time to tell your child about their dad that they dont know?

Tina - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son has met is biological father 3 times through out his 2 yrs of life... My son does not know who his father is and his father wants nothing to do with him.. When should I tell him about his father? or should i not even mention his father at all to my son? When is the right age to tell a

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Megan - posted on 02/04/2010

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hello im meg,i went through the same thing with my daughter who is 12 now i told her a about 4 years ago.i wasnt sure when the right time was either,but she started to ask questions like why do i have a different last name to my brother,so i just thought the time was right.i dont think youll ever now when the time is right but i always planned on telling her at some stage and she took it really well,so i wish you all the best,and im shore youll now when the best time to tell him ,

Abbie - posted on 02/03/2010

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to be honest i dont know. my son is now 4 and regularly see's his biological father but he dosnt know that. we visit his grandparents every week. his father also doesn't want anything to do with him.

my son call my partner dad, as we have been together for 3 1/2 years. at the moment he doesnt ask any questions, he doesnt know any different. i will tell him when he asks, atm he is happy i see no reason to complicate things for him. good luck

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