My daughter who is 7 has taken to saying things like, "Maybe I will go live with Daddy." or "I want to go to Daddy's". Here is the situation. I filed a PO against stbx in September after an incident where I believe sexual abuse occurred to daughter. Both my son and daughter have stated how afraid they are of their father and he currently only get supervised visits with the kids. I don't believe that she really wants to go live with dad or even to go to his apartment. I think she is just trying to get some attention. She is an attention junkie. Tonight she came home after arguing witha friend outside and said it again. I told her that if she really wanted to go and stay with her dad and the judge allowed it, I would not fight it. I told her that I would miss her and would cry everyday, but if that was what she truly wanted, I wouldn't stop her. She said that the judge wouldn't allow it and I said probably not to live with him but to visit. Then she fell quiet. The rest of the evening she was stuck to me lie glue. Wanting to sit on my lap or lay down beside me to snuggle. She was completely glued to me. Here is the struggle, what should I do next time? This time, it seems to me that my response frightened her. I certainly don't want that, but I don't know what to do. I have tried ignoring it and tellling her that I would not let that happen if I can do anything about it. However she always reverts bac to it when she is disappointed or angry. Any suggestions?
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