my daughters father is a very much part time dad. he was gone for 8 months fot the army. the 1st couple of weeks she would want to talk to him everyday but as the time went on and she would call him he would not answer his phone and then not call back for days. he came to visit a couple weeks ago and she had nothing to do with him and now when he calls she does not want to talk to him. i want them to have a relationship but do not know how to make it happen. i have told him how she feels and sometimes she will say daddy does not love me and i reassure her he does but when i tell him this i am making it up.Answer Question
Answer by OliviasMommy614 at 4:03 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
You can't make her have a relationship with him. That is something that the two of them need to work out by themselves. You can be there for her and reassure her that you love her. Listen to her and respect her wishes if she doesn't want to see him. Talk to him and tell him why she feels this way. It's up to him as the adult to make a relationship with his daughter.
Answer by Cindy18 at 8:05 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
Answer by Tashwitz at 10:34 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
I don't know who it is with the Army in the Air Force they are allowed one free 15 min. phone call a day. My hubby calls and talks to the girls each night that he can. We do video calls on his days off. I would suggest if the phone and computer are not creating a connection, ask her Dad to write her letters. In each one remind him to tell his daughter how he feels about her. I am assuming she is a tween or teenager. Encourage her to write a letter back and to tell how she feels. This would open the dialogue between the two and will developed into a relationship as they continue to write each other. It could be there thing while he is gone. Also maybe your Dad could pick up postcards were ever he is at and drop them in the mail when he is to busy to write a full letter. He will have to make her more of a priority first, but she will come around if he does.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 11:06 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
Answer by red924 at 7:09 PM on Oct. 27, 2009