Unexpected life events can happen to us all. Loss of a family member unexpectedly, an unexpected diagnosis or job loss can throw families into instability and confusion.
In supporting your child through an unexpected life event, it can be helpful to:
- Focus on what you do know eg, we may not have as many luxuries as we once had, but we love you very much and that can never change - finding things you can be certain about when things seem uncertain can help to anchor you.
- In all things unpredictable, the best tool we can have is to create as much order as we can out of chaos.
- Maintaining routines, building support around us, asking for help where needed, all help to make difficult times that little bit more bearable.