Every day i hear from both of my boys"I want Daddy" repeatedly.
A little back story - i have been a sahm all of their lives (5 and almost 3) and my stbx and I split up in September, we live in the same city, about 2 miles from each other and are splitting parenting almost 50/50 with me having just a little bit more.
I see a therapist and she says that when they say this they mean that they are missing him and to verify their feelings, to suggest making him a picture or card, looking at pictures of him, and maybe call him...but it is NOT working or helping and its even starting to make me a little sad. My stbx is pushing for me to go back to work full time and put the kids both in full time day care which will drastically cut all of our parenting time and I fear it will be a lot worse.
What should I say to them? They are breaking my heart...