How to deal with a parent being in prison?

So for the past 3 years my childs father has been in prison. I refuse to take my child to visit him as i do not think its appropriate for a child. She is 7 now and in the past i told her hes just on holiday, lately shes asking more and more questions do i just tell her where he is. I do not want her to feel... show more So for the past 3 years my childs father has been in prison. I refuse to take my child to visit him as i do not think its appropriate for a child. She is 7 now and in the past i told her hes just on holiday, lately shes asking more and more questions do i just tell her where he is. I do not want her to feel abandoned by him.
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