Written by Melissa Webb
No one said parenting would be easy.
I'm sure of that.
No one told me how difficult parenting would be. Besides, let’s be honest, I probably wouldn't have listened.
There are some TOUGH TALKS parents have to have with children. It can be downright uncomfortable.
For example, how does one prepare to talk to her children about death, divorce, or job loss? Those topics are challenging in and of themselves.
And those seem like the "easy" topics compared to the news we see and hear every day.
Over the past three decades, my husband and I have spoken to our children on tough topics, but as a teacher, I've had many difficult and heartbreaking conversations as well.
These experiences qualify me to share the things that have worked with children of all ages in the hopes they may work for you too.
If nothing else, they are free thoughts that you are welcome to adopt.
These methods and approaches have worked for me over the years and will hopefully offer value on your parenting journey. It isn't easy, but it's much better together.
What are some of the ways you handle good, tough talks with your kids? Feel free to share in the comments below.
Author: Melissa Webb
CA Credentialed Teacher