I feel for you all, it’s a really tough thing to go through. When I was a kid, my entrepreneur dad lost his business. It was something that lay heavy on the family, but we shouldered it all together. Nowadays, we tend to protect our kids much more, but when times are difficult, I’m always reminded of a Brenee Brown Talk, in which she explained her research into what makes people happy. Two key things:
1. Going through a really challenging situation & making it through (builds resilience) and
2. Making time for creative activities (builds imagination & ability to look at things differently).
My siblings and I are definitely flawed, like everyone, but we have come through adversity together and I think we’ve been strong when faced with other life challenges along the way as a result. Because we know we’ve come through in the past, we can do it again.
I hope that perspective might help - ultimately this can be a great opportunity for your children to build some really valuable life skills.
All the very best as you navigate this time. X