How to explain addiction to 6 year old
Hello, my ex husband is an alcoholic who has just relapsed for the third time in 6 months. So far, I have ensured my 6 year old daughter has has had regular contact with him through supervised visits and regular testing. Every time I loosen the reigns and allow him more access eg unsupervised or overnight visits, he relapses. I now feel that the best thing for my daughter is to have no contact with him or very limited and supervised contact with him until his recovery is more stable. However I also feel my daughter is old enough now that I need to explain the situation to her so she understands why she won’t be spending as much time with her dad as she has done in the last couple of months. She is a very mature, perceptive and emotionally articulate child. Does anyone have any advice on what to say to her?