i am currently involved with the courts on a neglect cause
with my son. his mother just had papers served to her for
terminateing her parental rights and i am not sure on how
to tell our son that his mom can no longer see him nor can
he see her. she lost him to the courts for neglect and now
i have full custody of him. he is only 5 and so far he is
ok with just living with dad. this has been going on for
16 months now and come next month October, her rights will
be terminated. thanks a blessed father
Kudos to you for being the responsible parent and leading the charge on raising your son.
Kids are pretty resilient. If he's doing okay, I don't think you should be worrying about much. If he were to show some regression in toileting, bed wetting, or other developmental milestones, that may indicate some anxieties he's got going on.
But if he's got consistency and routine from day to day with adults that love him and to whom he's bonded, that's the best you can do. Look around to see what women can provide a nurturing female bond-- your sister? Your mother?
If it seems like he's struggling, then consult with a child psychologist. At some point he may ask you why his mom isn't around, and you can just tell him that mommy just had a really tough time being a good parent... but he still has you and all of your family to give him plenty of love.
I'm not a psychologist. But that's how I'd approach it.
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