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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 15 The Kids Can Handle the Truth

As hard as it is to hear the news that you have lost your job, it could be even harder to pass the news on to your family (especially the kids, no matter how old they are). Just when you’ve been saddled with the shock of losing your job—calling into action your maximum resilience, clarity of mind, courage and hope—here’s another wake-up call for you: How you treat your children during this time of family crisis could affect their own development and the prospects of your family for decades to come.

If you come from a family tradition that says that children are resilient and they can get over anything, that kids are so self-absorbed that they don’t notice what’s going on around them, or that kids will ...

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