My daughter was like this as she had not seen her father in god knows how long, until I demanded he sees his child. I can understand the feeling though of when a child asks for the other parent and they aren’t present, I found it especially frustrating when my daughters pre-school would almost harass me for family pictures haha when I am family! – Anyways to answer your question I think (personally) it’s better to just tell the truth (in the best possible sugar coated way) as children are very smart.
For a long time I was telling my daughter that daddy was not around as he was working but she’s not silly as I also work but she still sees me! – Just explain how much you love him!
It’s a tough one. Just be honest at all times in a four year old understanding way…if that makes sense and if you do have any other male roles models in your family use them even if they can only spend 10 mins. I’ve also found that being lots of fun also helps ( I think sometimes I can be too serious) the fun helps X
This is an interesting topic for me. I have a 5 week old little girl. Her father doesn’t want to be involved. He doesn’t even want to know anything about her or to meet her. It’s heartbreaking. I know that one day I’ll be in the same situation when she asks about her dad. Im dreading it 😔
I’d probably try to reassure him that every family is different but that doesn’t make any family better or lesser. Some have 2 dads, some have 1 mum, some have a mum and dad or some kids live with grandparents or in foster care. Reassure him that its nothing he has done. Every person has a mum and dad but they don’t always live with them. Depends has his dad left or you were never together or is he in prison or working away? I’d probably have a different answer if it was a permanent separation compared to if he is working away or inside for a bit. If its either of the last two I’d be honest. I do think honesty is best regardless. Kids understand more than we think and will soon suss out if you lie! Obviously explain it in an age appropriate way.
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