need some advive

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Registered: 11-26-2007
need some advive
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Tue, 11-27-2007 - 12:59pm

Hello! My name is Kim and I have 4 kids ages 11,8,7, and 3. My question is this.... My seven year old who is a huge Daddy's girl has become very emotional when he isnt around. My husband and I just went through a seperation like 6 months of us living apart but she saw him daily and was there everynight to tuck them all into bed. I cut her some slack while we were going through this knowing that it was probably affecting her more than the other kids simply because she is the daddy's girl but now that hes been home for the past month she has almost reverted back to being a toddler. He walks in from work and its "daddy hold me" and all she does is follow him around everywhere even to the point of waiting outside the bathroom door. Apart of me knows that it is just because shes scared that he will leave again but how can we ( my husband and I) assure her that its not going to happen again? That daddy still loves her and that daddy isnt going to go away again? Any advice that you have will be greatly appreciated. I thank you in advance.


Kim

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Registered: 11-27-2007
Tue, 11-27-2007 - 10:30pm
I don't think you can tell her that daddy won't go away again because you don't know that for sure yourself...anything can happen.
Mommy to 2 boys, born 8/00 & 5/05.  Married 4/96.