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Earthwindwaterfire 09-20-2012 11:50 AM

New here :)
 
We are a blended family of 2 children, and my partner and I are not married. And our boys are 4 years apart. The younger one does not know they are not related and as he is growing older I fear the question will be asked...and i dont know how i will explain. ODS says "he is my little brother, and I will not tell him we are not related by blood...it doesnt matter"

I am just unsure of how to go about it

pine_apple_goat 09-21-2012 09:43 PM

Re: New here :)
 
Welcome. I'm sure when the time comes it will go over smoother than you think. Try not to stress about it. The more pressure you have on yourselves the harder it will be to explain it.

When he asks just gently explain that even though you're not blood related, that you are all a family. DNA doesn't matter.

Hugs.

fabulousmindy 09-24-2012 09:06 AM

Re: New here :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Earthwindwaterfire (Post 15708257)
We are a blended family of 2 children, and my partner and I are not married. And our boys are 4 years apart. The younger one does not know they are not related and as he is growing older I fear the question will be asked...and i dont know how i will explain. ODS says "he is my little brother, and I will not tell him we are not related by blood...it doesnt matter"

I am just unsure of how to go about it

Sometimes I think we are more aware of it than they are. I would just have him say they are brothers. That is how they live in your home right? Family is what we make it.

daenikoffre 09-28-2012 11:52 PM

Re: New here :)
 
Agreed. It will be easier than you think, I'm sure. Children accept whatever you present to them as normal. Blended families are common enough, imo.


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