| | Re: 3 kids, 3 different dads.
We just had to explain my husband's very complicated parental situation to my 9 and 5 year old. We told them the truth in simple terms and then offered to answer questions they had. It worked out well.
It went a little something like: B is your dad's biological mother and C is your dad's biological father. B&C separated and C married Gma D. C eventually left, so Gma D raised your father by herself until she met Gpa D. Do you have any questions?
They went on to ask why we don't talk to C and we told them that he had done many bad things that landed him in jail and never tried to correct his behavior, so we've decided to keep him out of our lives. We took a VERY complicated situation (drugs, spousal abuse, child abuse, abandonment) and only gave them the bare bones. In time they'll ask more questions and search for more of the truth, and we'll continue to give them small pieces of the puzzle so they can cope appropriately.
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