I do feel like I did the right thing, but I wonder if others in my position would have done something different.
My husband almost lost his job last week. It wasn't for any other reason that something he did on her personal time, but in the comapny vehicle got him in big trouble. Turns out that he didn't lose his job over it and went back to work today. We thought as of last wednesday that he was going to be fired, and it was a shock to all of us. I felt I needed to tell the kids. I didn't go into details of what happened (I know youa re all wondering, he got a DUI) but I told the kids that Daddy made a mistake, and he is losing his job over it. I reminded them that quite often I teach them that thier actions don't always effect just themselves, but everyone else. In this case, Daddy made a mistake, and we are all paying for it. I wanted to also know that things would be extremly tight moneywise, and they would have to bear with me as I searched for a job and tried to support us.
My daughters are 10 and 12. I didn't feel the need to sugarcoat much. I gave them need to know information and thats it.
Would anyone have handled this differently?