How to tell my 8 year old daughter why her bio-dad doesn't want to be in her life

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




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 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...


Dove - posted on 09/25/2014




The truth. You don't know why he isn't there (because unless you are a mind reader all you have is speculation) and you don't know where he is... since you don't.

Do you have a picture of him or any good stories to tell? That might help her... Also maybe spending some extra time w/ the other positive male role models in her life... like a grandpa, uncle, or family friend can help ease the missing piece in her heart.

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