I’ve got some bad news,
Revealing information to our adult children
We were recently co-fostering my daughter’s new puppy, Phoebe for a couple of months and had to make some quick decisions regarding a serious injury due to an accident.
Although my daughter was in the loop, the timing required me to make the call after meeting with the Vet.
My emotional, protect my little girl (age 25) reflex kicked in but was soon dampened by the (she’s an adult now) logic.
From the article:
-Our adult children want access to information regarding what we are faced with.
-Use candor; they don’t want it sugar-coated or incomplete
-Relate more as a peer; They identify themselves as adults.
We will be faced with sharing bad news, give the facts with logic, share empathy with emotion.
Caring and LOVING all of our Others
p.s. Phoebe went to live with my daughter and son-in-law yesterday
She wouldn’t take the bribe of a new sports car if I could keep her 🙁
––––––pause to wipe a tear.