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Daughter missing her dad

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BelleBoyd Mon 11-Feb-19 06:35:29

Yes with my youngest who’s four it’s not such an issue at the moment. But for my eldest it is-she’s nine. She’s used to seeing him every weekend

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Starlight456 Sun 10-Feb-19 23:05:11

How old is she?

My Ds stopped seeing him when he wa 3.

One thing someone said to me was I put too much emphasis on everything my Ds said about his dad. He might mention someone we rarely see or don’t at all I would give it little attention but always felt I had to explain everything.

BelleBoyd Sun 10-Feb-19 22:08:44

School knows she has had a difficult time with her dad but I haven’t updated them she’s stopped seeing him as waiting for a SENCO appointment and thought I’d say then. But yes I should do that. And I have a recommendation for a psycho therapist that I thought she might need. I think I wanted to give it a bit of time to see what panned out as it’s only been 3 weeks.

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Bishalisha Sun 10-Feb-19 22:01:15

Have you made the school aware so they can offer support? Can you arrange for her to have some therapy to help talk through her feelings?

BelleBoyd Sun 10-Feb-19 21:59:14

It’s difficult because I don’t know whether or when she will see him. He is using still and is being evicted, stopped working and is very unstable mentally. I think it’s a real possibility he will never get clean and I fear also it’ll kill him. I don’t want to give her false hope. She’s asked me if I think he’ll die and I’ve said I don’t think so. And when she asks when he’ll get better I tell her I don’t know but he needs to let the people who can help him and it might be a long time.

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NameChanger22 Sun 10-Feb-19 21:53:21

I don't think she should see him at all in these circumstances. Sorry OP, I hope he sorts himself out.

Aprilshowersarecomingsoon Sun 10-Feb-19 21:50:22

Can she keep a basic diary to show him next time she sees him?

BelleBoyd Sun 10-Feb-19 21:44:06

Thankyou I think I know it’s best. Just breaks my heart to see her cry like that. Only want to make it better for her and fix it but I can’t.

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Ginger1982 Sun 10-Feb-19 21:42:42

You need to do what is in her best interests and it sounds like it's not in her best interests to see him right now thanks

Starlight456 Sun 10-Feb-19 21:42:39

I would continue as you are.

You are safeguarding her. One of the reasons children don’t make decisions is they don’t understand the risks or consequences

BelleBoyd Sun 10-Feb-19 21:38:08

My daughter is really missing her dad. She hasn’t seen him for about 3 weeks which isn’t that long. But she’s been crying about it.
I’ve stopped access as he’s actively using heroin. He has said he still wants to see them. His behaviour is really erratic.
Tonight though as she was crying I wondered whether it’s better this way or not.? It’s really hard to have had to make that decision.
I’ve told her daddy’s not well and it might take him a long while to get better but obviously she doesn’t understand and who would?

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