Should You Tell Your Kids That You Have Screwed Up? Or That You Have Had Struggles In Life?

Whether it’s an addiction you faced or are facing now or some really stupid thing you did, more than likely your offspring will hear about it at some point in their lives. Do you want the information to get to them accurately , or from many ears and mouths before it makes its way to your children?

We have all heard about the game where kids sit in a line and the kid on one end is told a piece of information, and then it is passed down the row from kid to kid until maybe 15 sets of ears later the final child hears it and is asked to reveal what the info was.

For example, the information given to the first child might be this;

“A stretchy sailboat cruised all the way across the water for the crew to get a meal”

By the end of the line the sentence has become this;

” A sexy sailboat cruised all the way across the water for the boss to nailed “

So here is your real question; do you wish for your children to here the truth? Or take your chances in the family gossip circle?

Your kids will respect you very much if you tell them the truth. When I had to do it, I also included a plan of action to remedy the situation as well, and of course follow through.

I highly recommend that route. Just food for thought..

tj

 

Author: www.dontlabelmykid.blog (Don't Label My Kid! Coaching & Counseling Team)

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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