Talking to Your Kids About Corona Virus
My wife told me I need to take this time to write more...and as we were exploring topics. She said to me why don't you discuss "How to talk to your kids about the Corona Virus". I told her that I'm tired of all these "Blog" articles from experts who want to give advice on "How to talk to your kids". Having said that, here it goes.
Our kids are now 14 and 16. We have never had a tough time discussing difficult situations since we have one general rule. Tell the truth! This makes it easier to discuss everything from death to the corona virus. I guess that's why I was reluctant to write this article. You see, I already told my kids that I didn't believe they were going back to school this year. I told them that I could be wrong but that's my opinion. Because I'm straight with my kids, I don't have to worry about "What do I tell them now?"
I told my kids my expectations. This is a difficult time, however, the difference between winners and losers is that "winners" will use this time to get ahead. I'm encouraging my daughter to work extra hard on her dual enrollment college courses and voice lessons. My son wakes up early to get his distance learning done and then does his basketball training twice a day.
When it comes to finances, we just tell them the truth. It's difficult. All of our business divisions have been hit hard. Many of us are struggling in this Country and that's why we have to work hard. Here's the good news. When you have the tough conversations up front, you don't have to hide. You're bad days can be bad, and you're good days can be great. Because we're not afraid to share with our kids, the kids feel free to talk to us. Finally, don't forget to laugh. Everyday we have the opportunity to smile and spread some joy. Let's make it a great day!