first of all, i'm going to call his k-garten teacher today and ask her some things, because i'm wondering what was said at school, if she knows(what may have been said), that is.
about 3 weeks ago, ds came home telling that a classmate's parents were divorcing or separating, and he seemed curiously worried. i asked him a few generic questions(attempting to understand if he understood what he was talking about), and he answered them..and we went about our business.
he's brought it up twice, since then..out of the blue. yesterday, he began transferring his 'worry' and questions towards he, and us/dh/i.
"what will happen if you and dad..?''
"where will i live?"
"if our family splits up...?"
other than ''you don't have to worry; momma and daddy aren't going anywhere, honey.'', how else can i reassure him? what words or phrases should i emphasis? he's very inquisitive, and asks intelligent/thought-provoking questions, so i think he can handle it..yet, he's worried, and it breaks my heart!
Answer by daerca574 at 4:24 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
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Answer by scout_mom at 1:34 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Poor thing, I am sure he sees his friend in class being upset over the situation and that is one thing that worries him. Just be sure to answer his questions when he asks. With my son, I always believed that if he was old enough to come up with the question, he was old enough to have the question answered. It seemed to work for us. Just be sure when answering the question that you continue to reassure him that you and your husband are good and your family is not going to stop being together. Good luck!
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Answer by KamiB79 at 12:07 PM on Jun. 5, 2011
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