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    Christa
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    My kids are relatively young, 1 and 4. Do I tell my 4 year old? Their dad is gone, gotten his own place. We’ve agreed on custody. Should I just say “You’re going to Daddy’s” every weekend now?

    #724
    tunameltdown
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    They need to know. I would sit down the 4 year old and explain it out. Answer her/his questions. Your little one will watch how the old one reacts and it will set an example.

    #725
    golfpro454
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    I would say something. Help them understand a bit more. You don’t have to go into details.

    #726
    PBJS
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    I went through this when mine were 1 and 3, very close. I did clearly explain the new agreement with my 3 year old. It was hard for me to leave the 1 year old as he was very much a momma’s boy at the time, so my ex and my older boy got some alone time in the beginning. But once my little one got over the separation anxiety phase he seemed to take to our new situation just fine. Having his older brother around helped a lot I’m sure.

    #727
    Nancy K
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    Definitely tell your older child!

    #728
    Angela
    Member

    Tell them, but make it exciting! Ask them “Are you excited to go see Daddy!?” Give them special toys to keep there so they will look forward to seeing them. Pack their clothes in super cute/cool suitcases for the back n forth. Make it as exciting as you can.

    #729
    Elemenop
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    Yes, sit them down. Answer every question honestly.

    #730
    YesICan12
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    Little ones are resilient. They’ll be confused but soon will be just fine with the new situation.

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