My daughter is 7 years old and her dad and I seperated 9 months ago. We seperated on very good terms and we still maintain a very good relationship.
Her dad moved only 15 minutes away so he visits every day.
We had that talk with her- that we still love her the same and we still love each other and we just didn't get along as roommates. We talked to her together and seperately.
Ever since we seperated she's changed a lot. She's been doing really bad at school, she's too bored to do anything else outside of school and she has a bad attitude. She even gave the finger to her teacher for sending her to the principal's office when my daughter wouldn't stop talking in class.
We took her to a psychologist 3 weeks after we seperated but she would stay in her office for 50 minutes a week and not say a word. So we switched doctors 2 months later and the same thing is happening with the new psychologist. Literally, she spends 50 minutes a week in her office and she only said "hello" and "goodbye".
I really don't know what's going on with her. She used to be a perfectly normal and happy child. Her dad and I are even thinking about him moving back in and us pretending we're ok.
Anyone's had something like that happen?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by spottedpony at 2:24 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 2:20 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Keep trying to talk to her and just let her express herself with no judgement. It's probably a pretty big change in her life and may take some getting used to. If she won't talk to you or a counselor is there anyone else she might feel comfortable to open to?? Explain that even though she's entitled to her feeling and opinions her behavior at school and home needs to meet certain expectations and if they don't explain what the consequences will be. Your very lucky to be able to continue to get along with your ex, I think it will be beneficial to your daughter to see that you are still on the same page.
Answer by skittles1108 at 2:26 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 2:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 2:37 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 2:42 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
Answer by khedy at 4:30 PM on Mar. 5, 2011
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