CPS has stepped in and determined that my stepson's biological mother is unfit and she can no longer have visitation in her home. She can come see him in our home if husband or I am there. She has said that is demeaning and refuses to do it. How can we/he explain to our son what is going on without making his mother look bad or anything? We really want him to understand that it is no ones fault and sometimes people just have some trouble with things and she needs time to take care of somethings. I don't want him to get the idea his mother is bad or doesn't love him or that my husband or I are the reason he doesn't get to see her. Thanks ladies!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Apr. 23, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by tropicalmama at 6:59 AM on Apr. 23, 2009
Answer by Ati_13 at 12:08 AM on Apr. 23, 2009
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Answer by Domzmom2005 at 12:51 AM on Apr. 23, 2009
I sure hope that she will get some help and decide to be a part of his life. In the meantime, you would be honest in telling him that his mother is sick, but getting the help she needs from doctors. Tell him not to worry because they are doing all they can do to help her get well again. Your husband probably knows how to explain this to him in a way that won't scare him. It's also important to tell him that his mom loves him more than anything in the world and that she is fighting hard to get better as soon as possible so she can see him again. That's what I would say to my child.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 1:03 AM on Apr. 23, 2009
Answer by clovismommy25 at 2:41 AM on Apr. 23, 2009