How do you tell your 8-year old son that the person who he considers his father and who's raised him since he was 5 months old is not his biological father, but his step-father? Do you think age 8 is an appropriate age to tell him the truth? Should I wait until he's older or should I have done this a long time ago?
My son met his biological father for the first time when he was 5 for about 10 minutes. He's never seen him again since. My husband has been his father since he was 5 months old. If you ask my son who his father is, he'll say my husband's name. My son has never met any of his family members from his biological father's side. All he knows his my family and my husband's family.
I always knew the time for me to tell my son the truth would come, I just didn't know it would come this fast. I don't know if now is the right time, if I should wait a little longer, or if the time for me to tell him the truth has passed.
I'd appreciate all and any advise you ladies can give me. Please, serious answers only. This is a very delicate subject for me.