DD has recently decided that she will not talk to Daddy on the phone. She wants to go to his house, she wants to see him, she paints pictures for him, etc, but won't talk to him. I tried to explain to her that it upsets him when she won't talk to him. That completely backfired b/c I forgot that DD connotes "upset" with "mad". So she thought he was mad at her. I've been trying to turn that around, saying he was sad, and now trying the opposite tact - Daddy is so happy when you talk to him.
It's been almost a week, I think, and it's very upsetting to everyone involved. She'll put the phone to her ear, hear it's him, then immediately her face falls and she says she doesn't want to talk anymore. This morning, I put stbx on speakerphone so that he could tell her that he wasn't mad and that he loved her, but I don't think it got through.
What do I do? Do I keep trying to get her to talk to him? Do I just have him talk to her a little on speakerphone? Do we quit trying for a while? How long?