Parenting Panel 15/11: helping kids cope with death, divorce

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Delivering tragic news to children can be a sticky situation. Whether it’s a death in the family or a sudden divorce, the Parenting Panel has suggestions on how to help your children cope.

John Cowan and Yvonne Godfrey join Lisa Owen on The Long Lunch to review techniques on breaking bad news to children.

Don’t expect them to be able to respond, Mr Cowan says. While they may be feeling very powerful emotions, they may not be able to express it.

Kids have a very limited emotional vocabulary.

Listen to the full interview with John Cowan and Yvonne Godfrey above.

Lisa Owen filling in on Afternoon Talk for Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.