Saturday, November 21, 2009

How Should Families Handle Layoffs?

After going to the link for the video video, do you believe Dr. Charles Foster is in the right by saying to be straightforward with kids about lay offs?

Do you think it is important for children to understand the fears of their parents? If so, is there certain methods that you think would be better than others in letting a child know how the parent feels?

1 comment:

  1. I definitely agree with the belief of Dr. Charles Foster in being straightforward with kids about getting losing ones job. I think that talking to the kids will help the family come together and not become confused and scared by not understanding what is going on. Also, I agree with how he said it is good for the parents to let the kids know they are scared, but that if they work together, things will be okay. I think that teaches the kids a valuable lesson in that things in your life may not always go the way you epect them to and may be out of your control, but how you deal with it is what will get you through it. If the children watch how their parents communicate with them and bring the family together as a whole to get through it, they may then learn to do the same things with their own family some day and cope with things in a positive way. It shows them not to give up, but to look at what you've been dealt, express how you feel, and work together as a family. I do not think there would be any better way to handle that kind of situation.

    Meghan Slaalien