Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:06
Absolutely agree T'bird. Mine were 5 and 8 when their Dad left - youngest had just started school and that was no picnic. Oldest had a meltdown on the way to school one day. When she calmed down, she told me it was because she was frightened I would leave them too. I had to do a lot of reassuring for a very long time.
I dealt differently with each one because they were, and still are, very different characters.
DD knows her lad extremely well. I'm sure she'll deal with it appropriately, and with great tact so that he feels secure.