My 2 yr old has recently been mentioning "daddy". He has never met his father. We split up when I was pregnant and he has never tried to see him. Drugs and threats were involved so I have not tried to involve him in our lives, either. Any advice on what I can say to my son at this age? I think he is asking bc other kids at daycare have fathers pick them up. I'm just not sure what to say at this point when he asks questions.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Mrs.L.Mita at 10:39 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
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Answer by lambdarose at 4:51 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
There is a great line from the movie "Changeling" that applies here..
"Well, the same day you were born, something else arrived. It came in the mail, in a box just slightly bigger than you. You know what was in that box? Something called responsibility. Now, to some people, responsibility is fun, it's what you live your whole life for. Other people think it's the scariest thing in the world."
I think something along those lines would be good to say to your kid.
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:58 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
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