Explaining COVID Unemployment to Your Kids
Most adults are having a hard time wrapping their minds around COVID-19 and its impact on our world. So, you can just imagine how hard it is for kids to get a grip on this.
If COVID-19 has affected your family in terms of job loss, you may dread explaining this to your children. Here are 3 tips to help you help your kids understand these difficult challenges.
Kids always resent when they are being lied to and they always find out. It is best to be upfront and honest with your kids concerning your job loss. Even if the conversation feels awkward and a little embarrassing, push through. Your kids will appreciate your honesty. You will also find that difficulties are easier to handle when a family handles them together.
Be Calm and Positive
Although it is best, to be honest with children, it is also important to stay positive and calm. Even if you are feeling very doom and gloom, sharing all that with your kids may not be the best tactic. The best thing to do is to work on improving your own negativity so that you can share a genuinely positive attitude with your family. It is ok to feel down or even scared over the changes happening in the world right now and in your own life personally. However, this really isn't the end of the world. There are still silver linings to be found. Find those and share them with your kids.
Make the Most of This Time
If you have never had a lot of free time with your family, think of this as a blessing in disguise. One thing everyone has plenty of right now is time. Use this time wisely to make memories with your kids. By doing this you will help your children keep a better perspective on everything. As adults when they look back on these historic days, hopefully, they will look back fondly. Even though things were tough and weird, they can still have good memories of spending time with you.
COVID-19 unemployment is a tough time for everyone. Use these tips to help your children better understand what is happening and most importantly to help remind them that everything will be okay.