Parent Life Tip #60: In Need of Comfort

It is important for a family to be there for each other through the hard times, as well as the good times. If there is a family tragedy or a family member has a problem, pulling together can really help. Don’t let your own view of the problem define what this means to your child; what can be a huge problem for them might not be a big deal to you, but don’t let that hinder your ability to comfort them. Your children will need your help at this time, and it is important to be open and communicate with them. They will need reassurance and explanation, and will react differently depending on their ages. It can also help to talk to someone impartial. Alternatively, if you’re child seems insensitive to a major issue, chances are he or she is not really grasping the concept. Don’t let that frustrate you and – unless absolutely necessary – sometimes it’s best not to share that burden.

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