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How would you approach this? marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8238 posts
Sep 10th

BD and I have 2 daughters together.  DD1 is turning 3 this month and DD2 is 9.5 months.  I'm moving out of the house that BD and I bought,  and the kids are coming with me.    We'll be living at my parents house until I get back on my feet.   How would you explain this change to your kids?   I mean,  DD2 will be fine but DD1 is going to have some adjusting to do.   How would you explain to a 3 year old why were moving and why she doesn't get to see her daddy everyday anymore?   

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73180 posts
status Sep 10th

Maybe just let her know that just her, dd2 and mommy are going to stay with grandma for a while and daddy will stay at his house. Maybe let her know that you, her and dd2 are going to have a new home someday and that it'll be a like an new adventure for just you 3. I'm not sure, that's tough because it's hard for her to fully understand but yet, she knows something is up. It may be rough for a while with her adjusting but I know it will get better and you can better explain things as she does.

tinana+3 3 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 47705 posts
status Sep 10th

I think it’s important to tell her that sometimes mommies and daddies don’t get along so well and live apart. But that you still love her and her sister so much and that’s why you’re still friends and that they will still be seeing daddy. Or something along those lines. 

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9665 posts
Sep 10th

Quoting tinana+3:
I think it’s important to tell her that sometimes mommies and daddies don’t get along so well and live apart. But that you still love her and her sister so much and that’s why you’re still friends and that they will still be seeing daddy. Or something along those lines. 


Exactly what I was going to say. Pretty much the same thing I told my oldest when he asked why his dad and I are not together. 

Britny Due February 18 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20481 posts
Sep 10th

When I got divorced my son was like 5 sophia was 3.

I told them that it was mommy and daddy were no longer going to live in the same house but that we both love them and that daddy would see them as much as he can. I tried to make sure they always knew they were not to blame and that everything was ok. We spent a lot of bonding time and I took my son to counseling just to be safe. It was actually a very smooth transition for us. Hopefully it will be for you too

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8238 posts
Sep 10th

These are great suggestions!  Thank you all Super Happy

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73180 posts
status Sep 11th

Quoting marmarissa:
These are great suggestions!  Thank you all Super Happy


I know I am so proud of you. You will do great...with this and every step forward with those beautiful girls <3

Britny Due February 18 (boy); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; ,, ,, United States 20481 posts
Sep 11th

Quoting SomeMommy:

I know I am so proud of you. You will do great...with this and every step forward with those beautiful girls <3


So much this 

marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8238 posts
Sep 11th

Quoting SomeMommy:

I know I am so proud of you. You will do great...with this and every step forward with those beautiful girls <3


❤❤❤  all of you have no idea what you guys have done for me.   This was my only outlet for so much and you guys were there every step of the way ♡♡♡♡♡♡  forever grateful for you ladies!

SomeMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73180 posts
status Sep 11th

Quoting marmarissa:

❤❤❤  all of you have no idea what you guys have done for me.   This was my only outlet for so much and you guys were there every step of the way ♡♡♡♡♡♡  forever grateful for you ladies!


Awwww, all the feellllsss! Hugs <33