Hey all, so as dd1 is getting more savvy, the good byes to her dad are getting harder. He visits at our house once a week for a day. She's a bright two year old and is starting to miss him and get sad when he leaves. He was terrible leaving in the early days, as he'd cry and get very emotional leaving while she was ok at that stage. I reminded him, keep it smooth for her sake. It's bloody hard. I try to keep it calm and painless. How do others go about this? Any advice/skills for both of us in how to make this not so traumatic for dd?? Or how to talk to ex about what to do? I just know in the morning she's going to wake up and be sad. Tonight, she made him sit in the chair then turned the light out on him before she went to bed.... I think that was her way of keeping him here. It breaks my heart, last week I cried as she asked questions looking so sad, I couldn't hold the tears.