I'm not sure if this belongs here or not....
But, I need advice. My daughter is 5. The past 2 years have been rough for us. Her father and I separated about 2 years ago and I haven't been the most stable person ever. We have moved A LOT. And by a lot, I mean we haven't been in one place for more than 6 months, and that only happened once. So she doesn't know what to expect. The last place we moved I told her we wouldn't move again, and when I said it, I meant it. But it ended up not being a logical place for us to be. An hour away from town, which is where I would love to stay, but it just isn't working. I work in town and her and I both feel isolated out there. So, we've been staying in a bedroom at my parents house for the past 2 months. We have no routine.... it's awful. I'm looking for a place right now to call home and STAY.
She has been acting up and a little bit out of control with me. She doesn't do this with her dad (who has her one day a week) or his mom (who has her 2 days a week). She only acts like this with me. So.... if any of you mamas have been in a situation where you have found yourself, almost without a home, how did you help to establish a routine or help your child feel secure? I think that's why she is acting the way she is. I was so frustrated with her the other night at bedtime, that I started crying with her and it scared her. She asked me if I didn't like her and told me that she was afraid to lose her home at her nana's house. I am so afraid that I am not providing for her the way I should. I am trying hard right now to get it together and keep her in one place.... with me. In the past we have rented rooms from friends or had roommates, which is why nothing has really worked out.
She said that when she is with me she misses her nana and her daddy and when she is with them, she misses me.... :(
I need some advice please.