Hello. My daughter was two last November, & me & her dad (my ex-husband) split up when she was 10months old, he had an affair. She sees her dad one day a week, & is starting to mention mummies & daddies – she goes to a nursery so might pick up stuff from there. She is very clever so I wanted to get a book or something to help me explain why she only lives with Mummy. Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks.
I am new to this site and have just read your message regarding your daughter.
I am in exactly the same situation and really worried when the day comes how I am going to handle it!
my daughter is 2.5 and her dad and I went our separate ways when she was also 10 months old. She sees her dad once every few weeks for a few hours so there is no bond but I know she will start to ask questions soon!
ps I feel I’m the only single mum in the world- I know 1 other single mum!!!
Have you spoken to the nursery about this? This is not an uncommon situation (including gay parents, the death of a parent, etc) so may well have a programme in place and can suggest certain books and also do a session or two in class about why not everyone has a mummy or daddy in their life. I’m sure if they’re any good they’ll point you in the right direction – this is kind of their career after all. The other point is why not take a trip to the library and ask them for advice on books? Five seconds googling found the below site – you can spend more time doing the same with a glass of wine once she’s tucked up in bed. It’s either that or start watching repeats on Dave. 😉
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