posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 09:16 PM
Truthfully, I have 3 children, the youngest is 8, the olders just turned 17 and I would not lie to them about such things.
It may be hard, but it is much easier to tell them the truth now instead of explaining why you made it all peachy sounding when they were kids, once
they are old enough to realize it.
I tell my children to just prepare and live life to the fullest as much as they can during these hard times, and especially during harder times.
And really there is no point in making your children feel bad about this, maybe your 11 and ten year olds are old enough to understand, however your 5
year old with special needs, needs to know that you are super mom and will keep him safe and happy forever (as I'm sure he already does).
Just be viligant, telling them everything is fine will only compound the problem once they realize it's not. You should try to educate them as best
you can without making it dreary.