How should I explain my job loss to my tween?
How should I explain my job loss to my tween?Answer: When a parent loses a job everyone pays the price, including the children. Tweens are old enough to know when something is going on that negatively affects their families. Don’t try to hide your job loss from your tween. Children almost always think worse case scenario, and your child may assume that whatever is going on is far worse than the reality of the situation. That’s why it’s important to be honest with your child, but also be careful about providing too much information, particularly information that your tween can’t handle or process. When explaining your layoff to your tween, be straightforward. Tell him, “My company has had to make cuts, and unfortunately my position was eliminated.” Explain to your child that you’re disappointed and sad, and that your loss means the entire family will need to cut back. Don’t share all the details of your economic situation with your tween. He’ll likely be worried about you and your famil