1. Have a game plan
2. Keep the discussion age-appropriate
- Be honest and transparent with your kids. They need to know what is happening and when.
- You cannot protect them from everything. They will experience difficult emotions and this is OK. It is not about avoiding emotions, but helping them to navigate through them.
- You must consider your kids and their welfare, but you cannot be controlled by this. Doing everything for your kids could put you in a less than optimal position, which in turn impacts your kids. Balance your welfare with theirs.