Recently seperated from childs father. At night she cries for him and to go home. What do I do?


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Latifah - posted on 11/10/2009




Make it a habit to call him every night right before bedtime. Tell her lets call Daddy and say good night. Maybe he can read a story over the phone to her or tell her to read a story to Daddy over the phone. She probably really needs to hear his voice.

Janis - posted on 11/10/2009




I feel you, I have 3 kids and their dad only left 4 months ago. My kids 2,6,9 Have all had their moments, My boys being younger have struggled most. I am only working on trial and error How ever for my kids the ability to call their dad each night that theyre struggling has helped.. He reads over the phone a story, Or they each have a item of his clothing that smells of him under the pillow... Hope i have given you some ideas! Stay strong!

Kaye - posted on 11/10/2009




Bless her :( All you can do is tell her that her Daddy loves her and she will see him soon. Your the one there to provide comfort and reasurance for your little one, I hope in time when she adjusts to the new living arrangments things will get easier on you both. I agree with Anna, it would be good if her Daddy could have set days when he comes and puts her to bed, that way she can look forward to that.
All the best
Kaye xx

Anna - posted on 11/08/2009




Let her spend plenty of time with him, if that's possible. If you still live nearby, could you invite him over to read her bedtime stories or give her a bath before bed? Even if you can't stand him, you have to make your best effort to act civil and encourage their relationship because it is such a difficult thing for a child if their parents hate each other.

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