Helping kids manage disappointments

We recently had to disappoint our kids. We had planned a weekend away to visit Mon Repos, near Bundaberg, in the hope of seeing turtles hatch!! Unfortunately on Friday morning, a few hours before we set off on the five hour drive, all turtle tours for the weekend were cancelled due to Tropical Cyclone Oma.

What to do? Well, we went anyway, and had a wonderful family weekend! What worked for us was being up front that the turtles would not be part of the weekend, completely agreeing that it was disappointing, and getting the kids to help think of other things we could do as a family. The article below may give you ideas for strategies to suit your family - have a great week!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/7-positive-ways-help-kids…